Mayerland Harris, Group VP of HR for H-E-B, is a dynamic, influential leader and team builder with over 31 years of retail experience in Human Resources and store operations – more than 27 of those years with H-E-B. She leads an impressive team of HR professionals including Field HR Managers, Recruiters, Training & Development Man-agers and Organizational Talent Managers. She provides human resources leadership for the Houston Food & Drug, Central Market, Smart Shop and Mi Tienda Divisions of H-E-B.
She develops the strategic direction to ensure alignment with key business initiatives. Her leadership team is accountable for implementation of policies and programs including employment, employee relations, benefits, compensation, training, and employee assistance.
Mayerland received her BBA from University of Texas at Austin and her MBA from Texas A&M University. She currently sits on the boards of the Houston Food Bank, HR Houston, and the Strategic HR Advisory Board at Rice University. She is a lecturing Corporate Fellow for the MBA program at the University of Houston-Downtown.
Mayerland was named a Breakaway Leader in 2012 by the Evanta Leadership Network, and she was ranked #13 on ExecRank’s 2012 Top HR Executive Rankings. Mayerland received the prestigious H-E-B Linda D Jimenez Award for Diversity in 2014. In 2015, she proudly accepted the “Most Powerful and Influential Women of Texas” award from the National Diversity Council. She was named one of Houston’s Top 15 Business Women from the National Women’s Council in September of 2016.