Lisa Ward Named New Athens-clarke County Human Resources Director
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ATHENS, Ga., July 11 -- The Athens-Clarke County Unified Government issued the following news release:
Athens-Clarke County Manager Alan Reddish has appointed Lisa Ward as the new Director for the Athens-Clarke County Human Resources Department. Ward has served as the department's Compensation and Benefits Administrator since 2005 and as Interim Director since May 2014.
"Lisa has established a very positive working relationship with all of our departments and will be well received by them in her new role as Human Resources Director," says Reddish. "She is not only extremely knowledgeable, but also works very hard to resolve problems in a manner that builds quality customer relationships. Her professionalism and highly developed people skills will assure her success in her new role as a valuable member of our management team. "
Ward joined the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government in September 2004 as Compensation Administrator and added administration of benefits to her role during department restructuring in 2005. In her role as Compensation and Benefits Administrator, she has been instrumental in helping the Unified Government manage key employee compensation and benefit issues such as health care costs and plans, the Wellness Program, the Performance Management Process, and salary increases.
Prior to joining the Unified Government, Ward served as a Military Personnel Management Officer with the Air National Guard. Ward has 23 years of military service, having retired as a Captain. She holds a Masters of Public Administration from the University of North Florida and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Nebraska.
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