Swisher International is welcoming a new employee to its team this fall.
Thomas Ryan, president and CEO of Swisher International, Jacksonville, Fla., has announced that Lee Creasman Jr. has joined the company as senior vice president of human relations, effective Sept. 1. Lee will be replacing Barry Drugg, who is retiring at the end of July.
“I am pleased that Lee has agreed to join the Swisher family and am confident that we are going to have a smooth transition as he assumes his new role and responsibility,” said Ryan. “Lee brings a unique set of skills that will prove beneficial to our company and most of all to our employees.”
Currently serving as a labor relations attorney and partner with Elarbee, Thompson, Sapp and Wilson, LLP, Creasman specializes in labor and employment litigation and labor negotiations. Creasman has had direct involvement with the Swisher International account through Elarbee for more than three years, and the firm has represented Swisher for more than 35 years. Prior to joining Elarbee, Creasman served as senior legal counsel and vice president of human relations for an Atlanta-based corporation. Creasman has been with Elarbee for more than 11 years.
“Lee’s experience and leadership role has shaped his approach to providing preventative advice and counseling to employers concerning employment related matters. Lee’s practice includes significant experience in representing employers during negotiations on dozens of collective bargaining agreements, serving as both chief spokesperson at the table and in planning and strategic roles,” Ryan said. Creasman received his undergraduate and M.B.A. degrees from Middle Tennessee State University, and his J.D. from Emory University in 1983.