Alumni Spotlight: Chelsea Henderson

Chelsea HendersonChelsea Henderson began working for the F.A. Peabody Company as a receptionist in 2004. She was promoted to Administrative Assistant to the President in 2006 and, in 2008, she was promoted to Human Resources Manager. At that time, she was also appointed as Corporate Secretary and Clerk for the corporation and its subsidiaries. In 2010, she was promoted to her current position of Vice President of Human Resources.

Henderson is a graduate of Hodgdon High School. Attending classes at Houlton Higher Education Center, she received her Associate of Arts degree in Business from the University of Maine at Presque Isle in 2007. She completed her Human Resource Management Certificate in 2009 from the University of Maine at Augusta and, in 2010, received her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) designation from the HR Certificate Institute. She went on to complete her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 2012, magna cum laude, from the University of Maine at Augusta through HHEC. She recently completed her Retirement Plan Associate (RPA) designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MSHRM) from Troy University.

“The Houlton Higher Education Center was pivotal in allowing me to pursue my educational goals close to home, while affording me the ability to start a career at a young age,” Henderson said. “The opportunities I gained personally and professionally from using the Center have been substantial and the facility has proven to be an essential part of our community. I looked forward to the continued success and positive impact the Center has and will continue to have in our community.”

Henderson is a former President of the Insurance Association of Greater Houlton and a current member of the Northeast Society for Human Resource Management (NESHRM).

She resides in Hodgdon with her husband Josh, and their daughter, Kinsley.