SARASOTA COUNTY – Sarasota County has hired Christopher J. Louria to become director of the Human Resources Department.
Louria has over 25 years of human resources management experience, and has spent the last 20 years as Chief Human Resources officer for Sysco, a major distributor of food products throughout the United States.
Prior to working for Sysco, Louria served as director of Training, Development and Job Placement for Wayne County Job Connection in Dearborn, Mich., and as Human Resources Public Programs manager for PepsiCo, located in Southfield, Mich. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Human Resources from Wayne State University in Detroit.
He is scheduled to start Monday, Aug. 22, and Louria will replace outgoing Human Resources Director Joanie Whitley, who is retiring later this year.
“Christopher’s expertise and experience as a human resources professional made him the ideal candidate for the position,” said Sarasota County Administrator Tom Harmer. “His leadership will be a key for our Human Resources department, as they serve as both the entry point, and the support structure, for our 2,000-plus county employees.”
Louria said he was drawn to the position because of Sarasota County’s vision, mission and values, and is looking forward to being a part of the “One Team” philosophy.
“Sarasota County is an exemplary organization, based on strong leadership, sound principals, and a commitment to customer service,” Louria added. “It’s a privilege and honor to join such a strong team.”
For more information, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000, or visit www.scgov.net.
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