Meet Yazoo’s HR Generalist, Priscilla Pantoja

Photo: Priscilla Pantoja

We’re thrilled to spotlight Priscilla Pantoja, our dedicated and dynamic Human Resource Generalist! Priscilla joined Yazoo Mills, America’s largest family-owned manufacturer of paper tubes and cores, in June of 2023 bringing a wealth of experience and a positive attitude to the team, making her a valuable asset to our team.

Priscilla’s journey began with a nationally recognized cabinetry firm, where she started on the switchboard and quickly excelled, rising to the position of HR Assistant. This early hands-on experience laid the foundation for her impressive 13 years in recruiting at a local staffing agency. During this time, she enhanced her skills in all aspects of HR, from recruiting and payroll to onboarding, unemployment claims, and workers’ compensation.

When asked what drew her to Yazoo Mills, Priscilla had this to say “The family-oriented culture, competitive pay, excellent employee treatment, and comprehensive benefits resonated deeply with me. Plus, having worked with Yazoo through the staffing agency gave me firsthand experience with their positive values.”

As our Human Resource Generalist, Priscilla wears many hats with recruiting top talent, ensuring smooth onboarding experiences, fostering employee engagement, and organizing fun and meaningful events. She thrives in this dynamic role, fueled by a love of continuous learning and development.

“Yazoo prioritizes training and upskilling its employees, which fuels my growth and allows me to better serve the team,” Priscilla explains. “And let’s not forget the amazing people I work with! They made my transition from a small office to a larger team incredibly smooth, and their support truly makes all the difference.”

When Priscilla isn’t creating a vibrant HR experience at Yazoo, she enjoys camping adventures with her family, catching a movie, cheering on her kids’ sports teams, and unwinding with some lighthearted reality TV. Did you know she was born in Puerto Rico and speaks Spanish fluently? And here’s another fun fact: she secretly harbors a passion for comedy and making people laugh!

Join us in applauding Priscilla for her dedication, positive spirit, and valuable contributions to the Yazoo Mills team!