Menlo Park City Manager Alex McIntyre announced today that Gina Donnelly of San Jose is the city’s new Human Resources Director, effective Monday, July 23, 2012. Ms. Donnelly has worked for the city of San Jose since 2001. In her most recent position she served as a Deputy Director in the city manager’s office.
“Gina has excellent qualifications for this position, and we are very impressed with her experiences and accomplishments, especially in labor relations,” said McIntyre. “We are confident she will hit the ground running here in Menlo Park and help us achieve many of our most important organizational goals.”
Ms. Donnelly holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from San Jose State University and has experience with a wide array of labor and employee relations functions, including labor negotiations, employee policy development, grievance and performance appraisals. She served as an instructor/trainer in the San Jose Leadership Academy for newly appointed supervisors and customized trainings to promote organizational development. She has also worked as a child care center director and as a behavioral therapist. Ms. Donnelly replaces Glen Kramer who retired after nearly 40 years of service with Menlo Park.
“I am excited about the challenges ahead,” said Ms. Donnelly. “I am looking forward to joining Menlo Park’s talented staff and working in a complex and dynamic city.”