Mayor Appoints New City and County Human Resources Manager | local government

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird announced Wednesday that she has appointed the Nebraska Department of Transportation’s human resources director to lead the city and county’s human resources department.

If approved by Lancaster City Council and County Council, Barb McIntyre will take up her post on April 11 as director of human resources for Lincoln and Lancaster County, replacing Doug McDaniel, who announced his retirement in February. His annual salary will be $165,000.

Barb McIntyre of Lincoln, has been named to be the next Director of Human Resources for Lincoln and Lancaster County.


“We said the next director of the human resources department should possess a strong work ethic, excellent communication skills and a commitment to inclusive excellence,” Gaylor Baird said in a statement. “Barb McIntyre has demonstrated all of these qualities and has risen to the top of an excellent group of candidates identified through a strong national search for this very important role.”

McIntyre has served as Director of Human Resources for the Nebraska Department of Transportation since 2020. Previously, she was Director of Human Resources at JEO Consulting Group for four years and Director of Human Resources at Ameritas for 11 years.

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She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Doane University and a master’s degree in human resources from Troy University.

“Organizations are about people and organizations whose best people achieve exceptional accomplishments,” McIntyre said. “I believe the City of Lincoln and Lancaster County are great organizations and have an unparalleled ability to positively impact their residents.”

Gaylor Baird said McIntyres “has articulated a vision to support and grow a workforce that provides essential services to members of our community.”

County Board Chair Deb Schorr said commissioners were impressed with McIntyre’s experience in both the public and private sectors, such as his strategies for attracting talent, including simplifying the application process.

The human resources department is responsible for recruiting, testing, and screening candidates for county and city positions. He coordinates training, conducts salary surveys, conducts classification studies and recommends remuneration.

The department is also responsible for labor relations, employee records, drug and alcohol testing, police and fire pension administration, and all employee benefit programs. .

The department includes the Risk Management Division, which administers workers’ compensation for city employees and liability, property, and casualty insurance.

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