Rachel Bigham GLM Attractions HR Manager

Rachel Bigham

HR Manager

Rachel Bigham is the Human Resource Manager for Global Leisure Management and SkyWheel Attractions. In her role, Rachel oversees all aspects of HR, demonstrating her expertise in recruitment, benefits administration, educational development, payroll management, and ensuring compliancy at both SkyWheel Myrtle Beach and SkyWheel Panama City Beach locations. Since joining the team in February of 2021, Rachel has played a pivotal role in shaping the company’s human capital strategies and fostering a positive work environment.

Rachel believes that employee empowerment and empathy are the pathway to a successful workforce and strives to implement strong employee recognition programs aimed at retaining and attracting top talent to the organization. Rachel is deeply committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusivity within the workplace. She recognizes the value of different perspectives and believes that fostering a culture of acceptance and understanding leads to innovation and improved team dynamics.

Before joining Global Leisure Management and SkyWheel Attractions, Rachel held the position of Human Resource Manager for Koch Development. Prior to that, she served as the Human Resource Manager for the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Collinsville, where she honed her skills in managing HR functions for a diverse workforce demonstrating her ability to handle HR responsibilities in a demanding hospitality environment. Rachel’s experience also includes serving as the General Manager of Hampton Inn Edwardsville, where she gained valuable insights into overall business operations.

Rachel holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Additionally, Rachel is an active member of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Rachel recently earned her SHRM Certified Professional certification, highlighting her commitment to staying up to date with industry best practices and emerging trends in HR management.