LaCentra C. Williams
  • Human Resources & Recruitment Manager
  • Washington DC

LaCentra C. Williams

With over 20 years’ professional experience in various sectors, LaCentra has extensive experience in Human Resource Management, Staffing and Onboarding, Immigration Processing, Customer Service, and Financial Services. LaCentra’s years of leadership experience, education, communication skills, and love for customer service add significant value to overall operational efficiency.

LaCentra joined Network Rail in April 2016 to help establish the Human Resource team in North America. LaCentra started with NRC as an Administrator and was promoted to Human Resources & Recruitment Manager in March of 2017.

Prior to joining NRC, LaCentra spent 15 years in various leadership and operational roles within the financial services industry.  She spent 8 years in lending and branch services with Branch Banking & Trust, Co. (BB&T) before finishing her banking career at Old Line Bank as an Assistant Branch Manager. What LaCentra loved most about branch management was staff development, which is what led her to change careers.

LaCentra is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Advanced Internet Recruitment Strategies. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Morgan State University, and a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management from University of Maryland, Global Campus. LaCentra maintains two Human Resource certifications; (1) Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), Society for Human Resource Management and (2) Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR).

LaCentra is based in Washington, D.C.