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Posted on: July 18, 2017

City Selects New Director of Human Resources

The City of Hagerstown is pleased to announced Wendy Nussbaum, PHR as the next Director of Human Resources for the City of Hagerstown. Nussbaum has spent 20 years in a range of progressively responsible Human Resources management roles across various industries, and she has significant experience collaborating with executive management to align HR initiatives with corporate objectives. Mayor Bob Bruchey will administer her Oath of Office on Tuesday, July 18th at 9:30 a.m. in Council Chamber at City Hall.


“I am very pleased to welcome Wendy Nussbaum to the Senior Leadership team of the City of Hagerstown to serve as our Director of Human Resources," says City Administrator, Valerie Means. "She brings with her extensive experiences that will greatly benefit the City of Hagerstown’s Human Resource function by helping to align HR initiatives with overall City departmental goals and priorities. Throughout her career she has been responsible for communicating, interpreting and implementing organizational initiatives and HR policies and procedures to all levels of employees.”


Nussbaum (prono: nuss-boum) comes to the City from the Office of Institutional Equality at Salisbury University where she held the position of Fair Practices Coordinator. She has worked in a diverse professional field, including areas of Information Technology, Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Health Research, and Financial and Media Services. Throughout these areas, she managed multi-function HR teams responsible for staffing, employee relations, benefits, Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) and administration. Nussbaum also has experience in establishing human resources processes and procedures for small and large organizations. Her skillset includes facilitating mergers, acquisitions, and HRIS implementations with project management support. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Management and Labor from Cleveland State University and holds a Professional in Human Resources certification.


Susan Delauter, the City's Benefits and Wellness Administrator, has been serving in the role of Acting Director of Human Resources since May when the position became available. Means added, “I thank and commend Susan for her service and performance of duties in the role of Acting HR Director. Her efforts have provided a consistent level of service for our employees, and she has assisted in making this transition seamless.”


Nussbaum was selected from a field of 35 applicants. The top six candidates were interviewed in an initial consideration; two candidates were selected for a second interview with a panel comprised of the City Administrator and six department directors. The panel reached a consensus that Nussbaum was the most qualified applicant for the position.

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