Sanderson Farms Promotes Jennifer Parrish to Training Manager

Jennifer Parrish

LAUREL, Miss. – March 18, 2014 – Jennifer Parrish has recently been promoted to Training Manager at Sanderson Farms, Inc. Parrish, a former Training Coordinator for the poultry giant, will now be responsible for designing curriculum, as well as implementing and facilitating training programs intended to increase management and employee effectiveness. She will also be responsible for identifying, recruiting and developing Beginning Trainees to become successful members of Sanderson Farms’ management team.

Parrish is an honors graduate of the University of Mississippi, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer Behavior with an emphasis in Hospitality Management. She also earned an associate’s degree in liberal arts from Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Mississippi. Parrish joined Sanderson Farms as a Training Coordinator in March 2013, and has, until her recent promotion, been diligently serving the company in that capacity.

While serving as Training Coordinator, Parrish was responsible for scheduling, communicating and delivering employee training in the areas of leadership, communication and team-building skills. In addition to these training needs, she also coordinated training for hourly and salaried employees concerning wage and salary administration, pre-employment training, safety and health, wellness, as well as technical and human resource training.

Prior to joining Sanderson Farms, Parrish was the Director of Sales and Marketing for Shell Landing Golf Club in Gautier, Mississippi, as well as the Private Events Coordinator for Hattiesburg Country Club.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Parrish has had various roles in productions at the Laurel Little Theatre and the Hattiesburg Civic Opera House. She was a member of Jones on Stage at Jones County Junior College, Mississippi Show Stoppers and the Bob Westbrook Singers. While attending the University of Mississippi, Jennifer was a Zumba instructor and, today, she still continues to teach Zumba at In Motion Fitness in Laurel.

Parrish is also an active member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Laurel. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, dancing, singing, as well as spending time with her family, friends and cat, Oliver.