Lincoln mayor nominates Barb McIntyre as new human resources director

The Lancaster County Board and Lincoln City Council must approve the nomination
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Barb McIntyre has been nominated by Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird as the new director of the Lincoln-Lancaster County Human Resources Department.

McIntyre has 20 years of experience in human resources.

Since 2020, she has worked as HR director for the Nebraska Department of Transportation.  Before that, she was the chief human resources officer with JEO Consulting Group for four years and an HR director at Ameritas for 11 years.

“We said the next Director of the Human Resources Department should possess a strong work ethic, excellent communication skills, and a commitment to inclusive excellence,” Gaylor Baird said in a press release. “Barb McIntyre demonstrated all of these qualities and rose to the top of an excellent field of candidates identified through a robust national search for this very important role.”

The need for a new HR director comes after the previous director, Doug McDaniel, retired in February.  He had filled the position for a decade.

“During her participation in the search process, Barb articulated a vision for supporting and developing a workforce that provides critical services to our community members,” Gaylor Baird said. “I look forward to working alongside her and our partners in Lancaster County that rely on our HR team to do just that.”

The Lancaster County Board and Lincoln City Council will need to approve McIntyre.  If her nomination is approved, she will take the position on April 11.

“The County Board is extremely impressed with Barb’s extensive and comprehensive human resources career in both the private and public sector,” said Deb Schorr, chair of the county board.  “Her track record of successfully implementing talent acquisition strategies, including simplifying the application process, will be vital to the recruitment of qualified applicants in the current market and to furthering Lancaster County’s mission to create a diverse workforce.  The County Board looks forward to the energy, experience, and forward-looking approaches that Barb will bring to the City and the County.”

McIntyre has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Doane University and a master’s degree in human resources from Troy University. She is certified as a Classification Compensation Professional (CCP), a Professional in Human Resources (PHR), and a Society for Human Resources Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).

“Organizations are about people and organizations with the best people achieve outstanding accomplishments,” McIntyre said. “I believe the City of Lincoln and Lancaster County are great organizations and have an unparalleled capability to make a positive impact through their people.”

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