EdR Announced Two Key Hires

EdR announced two recent and key additions: Sonja N. Harris as vice president of human resources, and Samantha Long as director of strategic planning and analysis.
Sonja Harris

Sonja Harris

Memphis, Tenn—EdR announced two recent and key additions: Sonja N. Harris as vice president of human resources, and Samantha Long as director of strategic planning and analysis.

Harris brings approximately 25 years of experience to EdR. She began her career in 1990 at Gables Residential Trust, a multifamily REIT. As property manager/regional safety and liability trainer, she provided management and operational support for two residential properties as well as regional safety and liability training for employees.

Samantha Long

Samantha Long

From 2000 to 2005, Harris held a variety of HR management positions including vice president of human resources for Purchased Parts Group, Inc., an international fastener distributor and logistics provider. Most recently she was director of human resources for Pennakem LLC., a specialty and fine chemical manufacturer.

A graduate of the University of Memphis, Harris is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management and is certified as an interaction management/resources management trainer.

Long comes to EdR from ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. As manager of financial planning and analysis, she was responsible for budgeting, financial reporting and strategic analysis for ServiceMaster’s Merry Maids division.

A certified public accountant,  Long began her career at Deloitte & Touche LLP after earning her bachelor’s degree from Arkansas State University and master’s degree from the University of Mississippi.