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Jefferson County Starts New Year With New HR Director Caroline Brown

Jefferson County welcome sits new Human Resources Director Caroline Brown effective yesterday, Jan. 2,2020. Brown is a native of Montgomery, AL, and a graduate of Tuskegee University with a BS in Chemical Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration from Indiana University. She has a diverse background in the private sector and spent the last 14 years at Toyota Motors North America(formerly Toyota Motor Sales) in various roles, most recently as the Director of the Academy of Learning Technology.

 “The County is fortunate to have Brown join our already extremely diverse team of leadership,” said County Manager and CEO Tony Petelos. “Her experience in training and project management is exactly what the County needs to take our workforce to the next level and provide lifelong learning opportunities for our employees.”

 “As someone who is committed to excellence and professional development this position is an incredible opportunity for me at this time in my career,” said Brown. “I’m excited to be back in my home state and look forward to getting engrained in the local community.”

 Brown served as a Diversity& Inclusion Champion at Toyota and spearheaded its first three Innovation Fairs. She was invited and installed on the Board of Trustees for Goodwill of Southern Los Angeles County in 2014. She worked on its workforce planning committee before relocating to Dallas, Texas.

 A life-long learner herself, Brown is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute and recently passed the Society of Human Resources Senior Certified Professional (SCP) certification exam.