Human Resources - Carla Mills

Carla Mills
Senior Human Resources Business Partner
Atlanta, Georgia


Always good at finding simple solutions to complex problems, engineering seemed a natural fit for Carla, and that’s how she started her career after earning an electrical engineering degree.

And it was work she enjoyed. But she also has a passion for people, so she became involved in employee resource groups. It was this work, in the end, that convinced Carla she could have a different and equally impactful career advocating for employees.

"While engineering always presented me a complex issue to solve, there wasn’t as much fulfillment for me personally, and Human Resources seemed like a better fit," she said. "As an HR generalist I touch just about every aspect of the function – recruiting, compensation and benefits, employee engagement and organizational design. The role is a perfect fit for my personality."

She currently works with the Elu organization, our exponential learning group and our Data & analytics team.

"In HR, I now have the ability to leverage technology, think innovatively and evolve with the world around me while maintaining the personal element with the employees I support," she said. "At Stanley Black & Decker, I get to utilize my unique talents to help bring out the unique talents in others. I’m so thankful that my career path has brought me to this opportunity, because it’s the best time in my career."