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Since we heard the news that Michael Herbert was snatched away for a new job in Newton (”Director of Performance Management”…come on…is that some sort of promotion or something?) we have been waiting with baited breath for who his replacement would be. (OK, I have been waiting with baited breath, as have data geeks across the city). Wait no longer! Via Jen Myers (Mayor Aide Extraordinaire), it’s Conor Baldwin:
Conor has been working in HR for the past 2+ years implementing the City’s MUNIS personnel data system and played a key role in our implementing our change of health insurance. Before coming to the HR Department he was employed by Action for Boston Community Development as a Mediation Specialist. He also worked in my office as an Intern during 2007/8 assisting with the initial start-up of the Stat program working with other Massachusetts communities in setting up the MassStat network, investigating software programs, and preparing preliminary performance measurements for department activities. He holds a BA from UMass Lowell in History and an MA from Umass Lowell in Regional Economic and Social Development. Conor was also a participant in the Lowell Plan Public Matters program.
But wait, there’s more! Familiar face and longtime Lynch Executive Assistant Donna McIntosh is moving into the Assistant HR Director position.
Donna, who has been the City Manager’s Executive Assistant for the past 5+ years brings 13+ years of municipal experience to this position. Prior to serving as the EA in Lowell she served in a similar position in Chelmsford. In these positions she handled a variety of responsibilities managing the flow of communication from the Manager’s office, assignment of tasks to City staff, interfacing with citizens and businesses, and special projects. Before assuming these positions Donna served for several years as a Personnel Specialist in the Town of Chelmsford managing all aspects of the human resource function including recruitment and hiring, administration of benefits, and support for labor negotiations. Donna holds a BA in English from UMass Amherst and is currently completing a Certificate Program in Local Government Leadership and Management from Suffolk University. She also participated in the Municipal Management Program through the UMass Boston Collins Center and was a participant in the Lowell Plan Public Matters Program
Congrats to both. Donna has been an excellent person to work with through the years…always responsive and polite. I don’t believe I’ve met Conor (though I have a horrid memory for names and faces, so if I have, I apologize) but I look forward to seeing what he can do. Geeks everywhere are counting on you!
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