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Cobb's Board names new HR Director

picture of Jim Harner
June 27, 2022

Cobb’s Board of Commissioners named a new Chief Human Resources Officer at their meeting Tuesday night.  Jim Harner comes from the city of Roswell, and County Manager Dr. Jackie McMorris cited his extensive experience in human resources management in recommending his appointment. 

Harner has extensive HR leadership experience in the private sector, healthcare industry, and local municipal government.  Dr. McMorris said Harner’s background provides a firm foundation to lead Cobb County’s Human Resources department. His 25+ years of experience includes, but is not limited to, employee relations, policy and procedure development, compensation and benefits, recruitment, training, and development. Mr. Harner is also certified as a Professional in Human Resources by SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management).

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