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DeRetta Rhodes

SVP / Head of HR, Atlanta Braves

DeRetta Cole Rhodes, Ph.D., is the SVP/Head of HR for the Atlanta Braves which she supports the Major League, Minor League, Battery property development in all areas of People Capital initiatives.


Previously, DeRetta was the EVP/chief human resources officer of YMCA of Metro, the VP, Human Resources, at First Data, Vice president of human resources for Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc., supporting Global Technology Operations. Before joining Turner, DeRetta held leadership roles with Ernst & Young, ADP, HomeGrocer.com, and YUM Brand.


DeRetta received her undergraduate degree from University of Georgia, her Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Clark Atlanta University and her Ph.D in Adult Education from University of Georgia. 


Currently she is a Board of Director member and Board Development Chair of SHRM Atlanta, member of Human Resource People & Strategy (HRPS), Human Resource Leadership Forum (HRLF), Argyle Advisory Board, Hawks Atlanta Diversity and Inclusion member, and past president of the Alumni Board of Family and Consumer Sciences at UGA.