Virtual Panel Discussion: Effective Planning-Learn from the Experts

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Learn from seasoned public sector HR experts how they approach the planning process and the strategies and tactics they put into place to be successful. Hear how your colleagues think about employee learning, healthy workspaces, and the ups and downs of the pandemic. Join us for this idea exchange as we learn from each other.

Moderator:

  • Cheryl Lewis-Smith (Moderator), HR Director, Sumner County Government, TN

Panelists:

  • Kimberly Irvine, Deputy Director of State HR, NC Office of State Human Resources
  • Kimberly Murdaugh, Director of Human Resources, City of Tracy, CA
  • Petty Santos, Executive Offer, City of Los Angeles, CA

 

Cheryl Lewis-Smith (Moderator)

Human Resources Director

Sumner County Government

Cheryl Lewis-Smith, IPMA-SCP, PHR, M.A. resides in Nashville, Tennessee and is currently employed as Human Resources Director for Sumner County Government.

Cheryl is a 30 year seasoned HR professional with background in both Public and Private sectors. Hailing from Wilmington, Delaware, she holds a BS Degree in Psychology and Sociology from Judson College, Marion, Alabama and a Master of Arts Degree In Organizational Communication from Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky.  She is the immediate past President of Tennessee Personnel Management Association (TPMA) and serves as the current IPMA-HR President –Elect for 2022.  Her service with IPMA-HR spans a myriad of committees and appointments throughout the years. Past achievements throughout her HR career have included work on state, regional and international levels.  Cheryl is an avid Community and Professional Leader and loves involvement with Career and Personal Development. She is  a  proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and is a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.   Her mantra is “Service with a Smile”…It goes a long way.   

Kimberly Irvine

Deputy Director of State HR

North Carolina Office of State Human Resources


As a highly accomplished, skilled, and dynamic executive leader, I offer broad and extensive experience in optimizing the delivery of complex systems of health and human services, programs, and human resources. Throughout my career, I have reviewed the progress of countless public programs and identified opportunities to improve program efficiency and delivery of service. I do this through a commitment to service integration, cross-system coordination, and community needs assessments. In order to maximize program goals, I work hard to build, mentor, and manage diverse teams in the execution of initiatives designed to cultivate community-centric programs that aim to improve quality of life.

Kimberly Murdaugh

Director of Human Resources

City of Tracy, CA


With more than 20 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, Kimberly Murdaugh is a passionate and strategic human resource professional. Most recently Kimberly has served as the Director of Human Resources for the City of Tracy since 2017, providing services for more than 600 employees. Prior to serving in Tracy, Kimberly served as the Director of Human Resources and Business Operations for the Housing Authority of Stanislaus County, Labor Representative for Goyette & Associates and Employee Relations Manager for the City of Modesto. Over the course of her career, Kimberly has been engaged in all aspects of human resources from recruitment, classification and compensation, labor relations, benefits administration, development and training, performance management, risk management, liability, workers’ compensation and workplace safety. Kimberly holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from CSU, Stanislaus and is an IPMA-HR Senior Certified Professional.

Petty Santos

Executive Officer

City of Los Angeles, CA


Petty was born and raised in Southern California.  She has almost 30 years of management experience in the public sector.  The majority of her career has been at the City of Los Angeles with the Housing Department, Community Development Department, Port of Los Angeles Port Police, and most recently as the Executive Officer for the Office of the City Clerk.   

The City Clerk serves as the Clerk of the City Council and maintains a record of all Council proceedings.  Additional responsibilities include maintaining the official City records; administering City and partner agency elections; providing fiscal, human resources, and administrative services to the Mayor’s Office and LA’s 15 Council Districts; administering the City of Los Angeles' Business Improvement District and Neighborhood Council Funding programs; providing records retention services for all City departments; and managing the City's Archives. As Executive Officer, Petty is the Deputy City Clerk and Chief of Staff for 120 employees.  

In each role throughout her public service career, Petty has been known for her ability to successfully tackle difficult public policy and organizational issues by finding a sustainable resolution that benefits all stakeholders.  Petty has both a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Administration from CSU Long Beach, as well as an Executive Master’s in Leadership from the University of Southern California.  She considers herself a lifelong learner and a leader who is working to create a civically engaged, socially equitable environment for public employees and the citizens they serve.  In her spare time, Petty enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling and attending concerts of all music genres. 

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Virtual Panel Discussion: Effective Planning-Learn from the Experts
02/23/2022 at 1:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes
02/23/2022 at 1:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes Learn from seasoned public sector HR experts how they approach the planning process and the strategies and tactics they put into place to be successful. Hear how your colleagues think about employee learning, healthy workspaces, and the ups and downs of the pandemic. Join us for this idea exchange as we learn from each other. Moderator: • Cheryl Lewis-Smith (Moderator), HR Director, Sumner County Government, TN Panelists: • Kimberly Irvine, Deputy Director of State HR, NC Office of State Human Resources • Kimberly Murdaugh, Director of Human Resources, City of Tracy, CA • Petty Santos, Executive Offer, City of Los Angeles, CA
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