232017May

County Manager Announces New Assistant Managers

Alamance County is pleased to announce Sherry Hook and Bruce Walker as the new assistant county managers effective Monday, May 15, 2017. The additional duties of Assistant County Manager will be added to their current positions as Human Resources Director and Information Technology Director respectively.

Sherry Hook holds a bachelor’s degree in Textile Management, Law and Labor Relations from North Carolina State University and has earned two Human Resources Certifications. She spent 14 years in the private industry serving in various roles as HR Director, IT Director, and Shipping Manager; and has spent the last eight years with Alamance County as Human Resources Director.

“I am grateful for this opportunity that will allow me to work more closely with the County Manager’s Office as well as provide a new level of support to our departments and employees.”

Bruce Walker graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Geography. He attended graduate school at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he studied Geographic Information Systems and Planning. He holds a GIS Certificate and is a 2010 Leadership Alamance graduate. In addition, he will receive his North Carolina Chief Information Officer Certificate from the School of Government in June. His background brings over 20 years of experience in local government in the Planning Department, Information Technology, and GIS Department.

“I am honored to serve in this position as Assistant County Manager and IT Director. I love Alamance County, and I’m committed to serving all our citizens, businesses, and employees. My goal is to support the Alamance County Strategic Plan and do all I can to help Alamance grow and prosper.”

Both of these positions were restructured to improve the span of control over county departments by allowing each assistant manager the responsibility over four departments instead of a single assistant manager responsible for nine. In addition, the County Manager has also announced Andrea Rollins as the new Project Analyst for the County.

Andrea Rollins graduated from Meredith College with a Business Administration degree. She has served as Budget Finance Analyst for Alamance for the last two years and has worked closely with management and the finance director during the budgeting process as well as on special projects and programs. She is a Certified Public Accountant and brings over 20 years of finance experience in which she audited both nonprofits and governments and has served as Chief Information Officer of a nonprofit. This newly created position will focus on analyzing data, measuring performance, and planning for growth and sustainability.

County Manager Bryan Hagood was able to reallocate existing resources that made this reorganization possible.

“I’m really looking forward to working with Andrea, Bruce, and Sherry. Their commitment to public service as well as their backgrounds and experiences will help us move forward in providing a more efficient government that effectively serves our citizens. These changes also allow for better interaction within county departments which is vital as we prepare to implement our strategic plan and align our goals to meet the needs of our community.”