Carroll County has hired Kristy Bixler as its director of human resources following the impending retirement of longtime director Kim Frock.
Carroll County has hired Kristy Bixler to replace outgoing human resources director Kim Frock. Bixler officially joined County in his new role on September 8, 2022.
Bixler, who is from York County, Pennsylvania, is a certified human resources professional with over 20 years of experience as an HR generalist, including leading an HR department in an organization with over 40 departments. and nearly 2,000 employees. Her experience includes increasingly responsible leadership positions with the York County, Pennsylvania Department of Human Resources, rising from Human Resources Specialist to Executive Director.
His positions included skills in employee benefits and compensation, human resources and payroll information systems, recruitment and retention, employee relations and labor relations, negotiation, arbitration, policies and procedures, employee training and development, and workplace safety initiatives. Additionally, Bixler’s experience in county government is complemented by other leadership roles that include demonstrated skills in organizing, process improvement, budgeting and strategic planning with a strong focus on data-driven solutions.
Director Bixler will manage the general direction, administration and evaluation of the Department of Human Resources (HRD). Oversight includes directing personnel functions, including employment, employee relations, health benefits and retirement, ensuring legal compliance with federal, state, local regulatory and/or reporting requirements and other appropriate, and implementing the mission and talent strategy of the Carroll County Board of Commissioners.
Bixler received a Bachelor of Science in General Management from Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania. His education and training also includes professional certifications and licenses, including Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) from the Society for Human Resource Management.
Frock, a former MACo Human Resources Affiliate President, recently left the role, where she had led the department since 2013. Previously, she held various positions in Carroll County government, including county health and compensation. Frock will retire later this year after decades of service to the county. Frock’s fellow HR Affiliate members honored her at the August 19 lunch meeting.