Appointment of City of Gainesville Human Resources Director


Gainesville City Manager Russ Blackburn and interim Gainesville Regional Utility Manager Kathy Viehe are pleased to announce the immediate appointment of Cheryl McBride, PHR, as the Human Resources Director for the City of Gainesville municipal government and utility. McBride has served as the interim Human Resources Director for the city and utility from January 2013 until present. Initially, she will work with Human Resources staff to shape and define the future direction of the department.

McBride is an accomplished professional who has demonstrated outstanding leadership during her tenure as interim director of the Human Resources Department. During an extensive national search process, she clearly stood above the field as the most impressive candidate. She is committed to working diligently to help the Human Resources Department adapt to current changes in the city’s revenues. McBride stated that she has accepted "the challenge to make Gainesville’s city government the employer of choice in the north central Florida region.”

McBride started with the City of Gainesville in 2007 as a Human Resource Manager. Prior to joining the city organization, McBride served as an educator, Human Resources Manager for Walt Disney World and for Sprint Communications. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration degree with honors from the University of Florida and is a certified professional in Human Resources.