Director of Human Resources, Mayo Manufacturing Corporation
BAAS ‘09, MBA ‘14
LaTonya Darneish McElroy is the Director of Human Resources at Mayo Manufacturing Corporation. She has completed 10 years in the field of human resources and attained her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) designation in 2010 and the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation in 2015.
Since entering human resources in 2005 at Red River Credit Union, LaTonya has enjoyed creating, implementing, and facilitating employee development and training programs and successfully piloted her own program, “Six Essentials of Service Excellence,” while serving a Human Resources Staffing Specialist/Training Coordinator. Later, as Human Resources Coordinator at the Texarkana Independent School District (TISD), she focused on staffing, recruitment, and administrative support training, while working on her MBA. As current Director of Human Resources at Mayo Manufacturing, she directs the Human Resources, Benefits, Employee Development, and Safety programs.
LaTonya is a nine-year member and past president of the Tri-State Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Chapter, a member and multiple scholarship recipient of SHRM’s national organization, a three-year Junior Achievement volunteer, a member of the United Way Board of Directors and Campaign Cabinet, and a new member of the A&M-Texarkana Alumni Association Board of Directors.
An active member of Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, LaTonya volunteers as a Bible study teacher for teens and adults, sings in the church choir, and teaches praise and worship dance at churches in the greater Texarkana community. August 2015 marked the first annual Gospel Music and Dance Workshop of Texarkana, involving participants from over 20 local churches, and presented in conjunction with her brother and musician Michael Rhodes, Assistant Principal/Math Teacher for Liberty-Eylau Independent School District. LaTonya and her husband, Arthur, have five children – Kristian, Brandy, Kaylin, Kaléa, and AJ.