Gracie Cardenas

Vice President, Human Resources

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Gracie Cardenas

Since 2001, Gracie has been instrumental in shaping and leading our human resources teams as one of the very first hires within our HR division. She began her career with Cotton as our first Human Resources Manager in which she established the foundations of the department before eventually being named Vice President of HR. In this role, she is responsible for planning and implementing policies and procedures to support all company goals for all lines of business as it relates to hiring, promoting, retention, counseling, compliance, and employee relations. She has helped our company make mission through many of our largest CAT events, from driving daily to Beaumont in 2005 to support onsite operations after Hurricane Rita to leading our HR division through the chaos of Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

Before her tenure with Cotton, Gracie had been involved in human resources for over 35 years with a background in retail, manufacturing, advertising, and more. She also possesses an Associates Degree in Applied Sciences from San Jacinto College. When not supporting our company’s vast business activities, Gracie enjoys participating in and supporting her local neighborhood church, which also happens to be where she met her husband of almost 40 years in youth group. While their 2 daughters have left the nest, they enjoy hosting functions at the house that bring the whole family together.