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Dr. Greg Eller
Executive Director
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Ms. Darlene Thornton
Administrative Coordinator
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Mr. Greg Eller

Greg Eller, Executive Director, has extensive and varied experience in developing and implementing improved processes and systems while consistently finding methods to lower costs with no reduction in services or benefits in Human Resources Management and Purchasing Management. In his previous position as Director of Human Resources at Christian Brothers University, Greg was responsible for the smooth operation of the University’s Human Resources department. He provided consultation to management on strategic staffing plans, compensation, benefits, training and development, budget, and faculty/staff relations. Greg held a leadership role in developing a culture that enables faculty and staff to perform in accordance to the objectives of the University.

Greg earned a Masters of Business Degree from Christian Brothers University in May 2015. He earned Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Business Administration and Industrial Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Eller currently maintains his Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certification and the Senior Certified Professional (SCP) certification from Society of Human Resources Professionals (SHRM).

As an accomplished Human Resources, Benefits Administration and Purchasing professional, Greg brings over 35 years of vast experience in employee relations, labor relations, recruitment, benefits administration, risk management, purchasing and training. He began his career streamlining the hiring and training processes with the American Red Cross as Associate Director of Personnel in Charlotte, NC, before working with Eckerd Drug Company as Division Personnel Representative. Subsequently, Greg worked in the hotel and glass industries where he was responsible for developing numerous human resources programs, systems, and policies. Most notably, he served as the Director of Human Resources for Hilton Hotels Corporation in Beverly Hills, CA, Miami, FL and Myrtle Beach, SC as well as being the Director of Human Resources and Corporate Director of Purchasing for Vitro America, LLC.

Greg has been active in national and regional associations including the National Advisory Board of Diversified Investment Advisers, Board Member for Tennessee Independent Colleges and University (TICUA) Benefit Consortium, Greater Memphis Employer’s Benefit Council, Management Trustee for Northern California IBPAT Glazier’s Union Health & Welfare Fund, and Flat Glass Logistics Council where he served as Vice Chairperson to name just a few.

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Ms. Darlene Thornton

Darlene Thornton, Administrative Coordinator, has more than 10 years experience in employee benefits. Since starting her career in payroll and benefits administration for a Nashville-based financial institution she has since worked for healthcare and automotive related companies. In these roles she has been responsible for customer service to employees nationwide as well as having key responsibilities in their "back office" operations.

Ms. Thornton is a native of Tennessee. She graduated from East High School in Nashville.