Michael A. Gater
Director - Area 3
Michael A. Gater is the Site Human Resources Manager for Faurecia Automotive Seating where he implements HR policies and tools and provides support to management on human resources issues in alignment with business unit objectives. . Prior to Faurecia, Gater served as Regional Sr. Director of Human Resources for Comcast Cable where he was responsible for the development, management and supervision of staff and services for call centers in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. He also worked for Visteon Automotive, Waste Management and Saks 5th Avenue in regional and corporate HR leadership roles.
He was initiated into the Rho Xi Lambda chapter, seated in Canton. He is currently a member of Rho Xi Lambda chapter. He has served as Chapter President, Vice President, Recording Secretary and Chair of National Programs. Additionally, he serves as the Director of National Programs for the Mississippi Alpha Network and was previously the statewide liaison for March of Dimes/Project Alpha. He was inducted into the Mississippi Alpha Network Hall of Fame Alpha Class in 2013 and received the March for Babies Alumni Brother of the Year Award in 2012.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Jackson State University. He is a certified Human Resources professional (SHRM-CP and PHR) and has been a member of the national and local SHRM affiliate for more than twenty years.
He is a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Phi Beta Lambda. He is married to the former Ada L. Walker and they have five children.