Germaine Townsend, Durr's Human Resources Director, is a seasoned professional with over 10 years of experience in team building, coaching, and talent development. When she's not recruiting, hiring, and developing talent, you can find her reading books on recruiting, hiring, and developing talent. A native of Houma, Louisiana, Townsend has been working in the New Orleans area for five years and has been smitten by the diverse culture, the local atmosphere, and the genuine hospitality.
Before joining the Durr team, Townsend worked as a branch manager for Command Center Staffing. She attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, pursuing a degree in Mass Communications. She holds professional certification in Human Resource Management from Louisiana State University.
She is active in her local church, New Vision Christian Community Church, where she is a ministry leader. Townsend also serves on multiple boards of charitable organizations: People Helping People Hand in Hand (discontinued), a local food bank serving needy families in the Westwego area, and New Vision Community Outreach in Raceland, Louisiana.
Townsend has three children, Julien, Laia, and Joseph. She enjoys music, reading, and spending time with family and friends.