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Faculty Profile
Carrie Ahmad
Director of Human Resources
Carrie Ahmad joined the Whitefield team in 2019 as director of human resources. Before taking this role, Ahmad gained more than 20 years of experience in HR operations and management, with developed expertise in talent acquisition, talent management, and leadership coaching. She has experience building HR departments from the ground up for growing organizations as well as working alongside large businesses to advance their success through their people. Ahmad holds a B.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University and a M.S. from the University of Denver. She is a senior level HR professional with both the SPHR and SHRM-SCP Certifications.

On a professional note


Why Whitefield:
Whitefield’s mission and values drew my family to the school in 2017 for my son’s education, and seeing the way the faculty and staff truly lived the mission in their work and in their lives inspired me. When an opportunity arose to become a part of the Whitefield family as an employee, I knew God was calling me to serve here.

Why I love my job:
Developing individuals as they progress in their careers and supporting organizations as they grow ignite my professional passions. I have been in HR for many years and find that each year I have grown more excited about the field and the impact I can have on people and organizations. The best is yet to come!


On a personal note


My family:
I met my husband Charlie in 2001 as a result of the 9/11 tragedy. We married in 2003 and feel so grateful to be to be an example of how God brings beauty from the ashes. We have lived in Chicago, IL; Rapid City, SD; Kingston, Jamaica; Westminster, CO; and now we call Mableton home. We have a son at Whitefield, Austin ('25).

Hometown:
Mechanicsville, VA