|Debbie Porter | Human Resources Director|
Debbie has twenty-three years experience in human resources including eighteen years in management. Debbie began her HR career in 1980 as a personnel assistant for General Cable Company. While working for General Cable she completed her BA in Psychology and received her degree from Mississippi State University in 1985.
Debbie went to work for McCarty Farms as an employment manager and was subsequently promoted to personnel director of the Wilmington Street facility. She continued in that position after Tyson Foods, Inc bought the company. Debbie resigned in 1999 to home school her children through their middle school years. During that time, she began working part-time for the McClain Sonic group.
In her part-time capacity, she administered the company’s insurance and assisted with employment actions and other HR issues. In August 2002, Debbie became the full-time Human Resource Director for the McClain Group. Although Debbie has officially been employed with Sonic for seven years, she has been a “Sonic wife” for much longer. Her husband, Barry, has been a partner with the MVP Group for nearly twenty years.
Debbie’s first hand knowledge of our business has been a valuable asset in the development of our HR function.