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Lincoln Mayor Appoints Barb McIntyre as New Director of Human Resources

Lancaster County Council and Lincoln City Council must approve the nomination

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Barb McIntyre has been named by Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird as the new director of the Lincoln-Lancaster County Human Resources Department.

McIntyre has 20 years of human resources experience.

Since 2020, she has worked as the Director of Human Resources for the Nebraska Department of Transportation. Previously, she was Director of Human Resources at JEO Consulting Group for four years and Director of Human Resources at Ameritas for 11 years.

“We said the next director of the human resources department should possess a strong work ethic, excellent communication skills and a commitment to inclusive excellence,” Gaylor Baird said in a press release. “Barb McIntyre has demonstrated all of these qualities and has risen to the top of an excellent group of candidates identified through a strong national search for this very important role.”

The need for a new director of human resources comes after the previous director, Doug McDaniel, retired in February. He had held the position for a decade.

“During her participation in the research process, Barb articulated a vision to support and develop a workforce that provides essential services to members of our community,” said Gaylor Baird. “I look forward to working with her and our Lancaster County partners who rely on our HR team to make this happen.”

Lancaster County Council and Lincoln City Council will need to approve McIntyre. If her appointment is approved, she will take office on April 11.

“County Council is extremely impressed with Barb’s extensive and comprehensive human resources career in both the private and public sectors,” said Deb Schorr, County Council Chairperson. “His track record of successfully implementing talent acquisition strategies, including streamlining the application process, will be critical to recruiting qualified candidates in today’s market and furthering Lancaster County’s mission to create a diverse workforce. The County Council looks forward to the energy, experience and forward-looking approaches that Barb will bring to the city and the county. »

McIntyre holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Doane University and a master’s degree in human resources from Troy University. She is certified as a Classification Compensation Professional (CCP), Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Society for Human Resources Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).

“Organizations are about people and organizations whose best people achieve exceptional accomplishments,” McIntyre said. “I believe the City of Lincoln and Lancaster County are great organizations and have an unparalleled ability to positively impact their residents.”