It is important that a director of HR be a team player, so Southwest Electric is lucky to have Marliss Rowell in that role. Her favorite core value is Grow Better Together. She is passionate about allowing the team’s differences to work together for the benefit of the company and its clients. Marliss’ responsibilities include policies and compliance, benefits, and employee advocacy. She sees herself as both an employee advocate and a business partner with company management. A graduate of Dana University, Marliss has been in HR for over 30 years.