William Hamrick is the Director of the Labor Relations Group at Publix Super Markets, Inc. where he is responsible for managing Publix’s Labor Relations, EAP and Survey functions. Prior to joining Publix, William was the HR/Civil Service Director for the City of Lakeland from 2004 -2013 and the HR Manager for Electric Machinery Enterprises from 1997 – 2004. William holds the professional certifications of Senior Certified HR Professional (SHRM-SCP), Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR), Certified Public Manager (CPM), and Certified Pension Trustee (CPPT); his academic accomplishments include a BA in Psychology from USF (1993), an MS in Industrial Psychology from UCF (1998), and he's currently working on a PhD in Industrial Psychology with Liberty University. William serves, or has served, in many HR related volunteer roles including as the first Florida Benchmarking Consortium's Category Lead for HR Metrics, as the Chair of the City of Lakeland Firefighters Pension fund, as Director of Workforce Readiness for HR Florida, and as a board member with CUE Inc. He is married to Marcy Hamrick (Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition for Publix); they met at while attending USF (Go Bulls!) and have three children together.