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County Appoints Lorna Gerome as New Director of Human Resources

Albemarle County and Albemarle County Public Schools jointly announced today that Lorna Gerome has been appointed as the new Director of Human Resources.  In this role, Ms. Gerome will be responsible for employee recruitment, employee relations, compensation and benefits policies, organizational development, performance management, legal compliance and employee wellness and safety programs.

Ms. Gerome joined the county staff in 2000 as the coordinator of compensation and benefits.  She has held a number of increasingly responsible positions with the county and in 2007 she was named Assistant Director of Human Resources.  Since October of 2010, she has been the Acting Director of Human Resources.

“It is a privilege to serve the county and school division in this new role,” Ms. Gerome said, “The performance our taxpayers expect starts with outstanding employees and the programs and policies that allow them to succeed.  My 11 years with the county have provided a sound understanding of the challenges we face.  I look forward to working with our Human Resources team, our employees and our citizens to ensure we are delivering high quality public services at reasonable costs.”

Prior to joining the county, Ms. Gerome was a human resources analyst and consultant for Duke University and human resources director for Piedmont Health Services.   She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and holds a Masters of Arts Degree in Public Administration from North Carolina State University.   She is a member of the National Society for Human Resource Management.

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