NEWS RELEASE - HR Director Dana Chaney
March 1, 2019
City of Albemarle City Manager Michael Ferris announces the hiring of Dana Chaney as the City’s new Human Resources (HR) Director. Ms. Chaney will begin her duties for the City of Albemarle on March 11, replacing longtime HR Director Robert Whitley, who will be retiring in March after a 30 year career with the City of Albemarle. As HR Director, Ms. Chaney will be a member of the city’s management team and will work closely with the City Manager and Assistant City Manager to assure the city advances its HR business practices, recruits and retains top talent, and further embeds its culture of leadership and values. The City conducted an extensive search and evaluation process to identify the next HR Director. A select group of candidates participated in the process conducted by an assessment panel comprised of local citizens representing business and industry, the non-profit sector, and the HR management profession.
Ms. Chaney is a Stanly County native and a graduate of West Stanly High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from UNC Charlotte and a Master’s in Business Administration from Pfeiffer University. Ms. Chaney has served as catalyst for a variety of organizations as they structure people processes to support their strategic goals. She began her HR career managing recruitment and employee relations for the Concord Telephone Company as they rebranded and expanded into new markets. As an HR Generalist, Ms. Chaney identified the need for strategic training and development, created an online university and also introduced succession planning and career development programs.
Please read the full news release and introduction to Ms. Chaney here: