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New Pierce County human resources director appointed

Post by Steve Maynard / The News Tribune on June 4, 2013 at 5:22 pm with No Comments »
June 4, 2013 5:23 pm

Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy has selected state official Ginny Dale as the new director of the county’s human resources department.

Dale, 41, is currently assistant director for state human resources within the Office of Financial Management. She has worked as a human resources professional and manager for the state since 1991.

“Ginny Dale has a proven record of success utilizing technology solutions, identifying new ways to do business and measuring results,” McCarthy said in a statement released Tuesday. “Her experience at the state makes her a great fit as a member of Pierce County’s management team.”

Dale will earn an annual salary of $130,000. She is scheduled to start work June 24. Dale succeeds Betsy Sawyers, who retired in December.

Dale’s appointment is subject to confirmation by the County Council.

Here’s the county’s news release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 4, 2013

Executive McCarthy appoints Ginny Dale as HR director

Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy announced on Monday, June 3, she has selected Ginny Dale as director of the Human Resources Department.

Dale has worked as a human resources professional and manager for the State of Washington since 1991. She served as the acting State Human Resources director and is currently assistant director for State Human Resources within the Office of Financial Management.

“Pierce County has a dedicated and diverse workforce of 3,000 employees, so it was important that we search nationwide for the right human resources leader,” Executive McCarthy said. “Ginny Dale has a proven record of success utilizing technology solutions, identifying new ways to do business and measuring results. Her experience at the state makes her a great fit as a member of Pierce County’s management team.”

Prior to her appointment as acting director by then-Gov. Chris Gregoire, Dale served as deputy State Human Resources director, which manages an $8 million budget and a staff of 45. She also worked as assistant director of the Washington State Department of Personnel.

She started her career as a human resources professional advising state personnel, revenue and transportation agencies. In 2007, Dale was a recipient of the Governor’s Distinguished Manager Award. In 2010, she was elected to the board of the Washington State Employees Credit Union.

Dale succeeds Betsy Sawyers, who retired in December. She starts June 24. Her appointment is subject to confirmation by the County Council.

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