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Lisa Gunton

Vice President of Human Resources


“AFL has a terrific team of driven associates that have collectively grown the company as a world leader in fiber optics. Being part of this driven, growth-focused team is very special!”

Joining AFL in 2014, Lisa serves as vice president of human resources, responsible for creating strategic direction for the company’s global human resource initiatives, including recruiting, wellness and benefits, succession planning, training, integrating mergers and acquisitions and creating sustainable processes. 

Prior to joining AFL, Lisa served as interim vice president of human resources for Milliken & Company. Supporting 7,000 employees in 39 manufacturing facilities around the world, Lisa was responsible for all human resources functions, focusing on creating the right talent framework to support the company’s culture of innovation and growth while driving performance accountability. In addition, Lisa helped create the foundation for several new talent processes, including capability building, succession planning and variable pay. 

Lisa also served as the business liaison and sponsor for Milliken during the company’s implementation of SAP Human Capital Management System, in which she helped simplify and standardize six different processes. 

At Milliken, Lisa began her career as a computer programmer and quickly advanced to the position of senior project analyst in information systems where she implemented a custom order-entry, inventory, shipping and invoicing system for the growing chemical division. Following this position, Lisa held several key leadership positions spanning her 30-year career with the company. 

Lisa is a graduate of Appalachian State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. She also holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of South Carolina. Lisa currently serves onthe board of directors of the United Way of the Piedmont.