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Scottsdale selects California personnel pro to lead human resources department

Bruce Davis web thumbnail May 16, 2013

Contact: Kelly Corsette, communications & public affairs director, 480-312-2336, kcorsette@scottsdaleaz.gov

Scottsdale selects California personnel pro to lead human resources department

The city of Scottsdale has selected Bruce Davis, a human resources professional with nearly 20 years of experience, to lead its human resources department. Davis has been a human resources manager for the County of Los Angeles since 2007 and has a wide range of experience in personnel management and recruiting.

“Bruce has a great track record as a human resources professional in both the public and private sectors,” said Dan Worth, Scottsdale’s acting city manager. “Even with a great deal of turnover and the departure of the director, our human resources staff have really come through on priority items like employee compensation analysis and reestablishing personnel systems. Bruce Davis is the right person to build on that work and help lead the department forward.”

At the County of Los Angeles, he developed requirements for a talent management system and assisted in development of a strategic plan for the county’s human resources department. With a focus on data and analysis, Davis helped the county’s departments forecast vacancies, better plan recruitments and improve retention.

"The city of Scottsdale is a great organization with outstanding leadership and people,” said Davis. “The human resources team has built a solid foundation of programs that will help city employees provide the best services to Scottsdale residents and visitors. I look forward to providing leadership towards this important goal."

Davis has a Ph.D. from Louisiana State University in organizational psychology with a minor in business administration. His previous experience also includes time with San Diego County, Cooperative Personnel Services (CPS Human Resource Services), and as a contractor for the Transportation Security Administration. He starts in Scottsdale on June 10.