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The Town of Front Royal is pleased to announce the selection of Dale Losee as its next Director of Human Resources (HR). Losee has extensive experience in HR including working at the state level and earning the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification.
“Human resources is rapidly changing, having a major impact on employee performance and retention, as well as the brand of the community,” says Town Manager Steven Hicks. “Losee has demonstrated that he will be an innovative team member, who understands the value of growing an exciting, healthy and flexible work environment where employees are engaged and focused on meeting the missions & goals of Front Royal.”
Goals for Human Resources include:
• Manage and execute Workforce and Organizational Performance Review
• Rewrite the Employee Handbook
• Succession Planning and employee retention
• Oversee and develop strategic plan and performance measures that will assist in the decision-making process for the annual budget development
• Establish a Learning Management System
• Develop and implement first Wellness program
Losee comes from the New York State Insurance Fund where he coordinated HR functions for 2,000 employees. He implemented strategic initiatives including mentoring and training, to improve internal operations, while working with department heads to ensure fair and equitable solutions to employee-related matters.
“I am honored to join the Front Royal team and look forward to advancing the town’s values with visionary leadership in human resources,” says Losee. “My wife and I have a deep appreciation for the vibrance and beauty in this community and look forward to making Front Royal our home.”
Losee earned a master’s degree in public administration at Binghamton University and a Bachelor of Science degree in history from the State University of New York at Oneonta. He served as Vice President on the Habitat for Humanity of Otsego County Board and helped develop a non-profit that focuses on dental healthcare for children.
Losee will begin his job on Monday, August 2. He replaces former Director Julie Bush who recently retired. Special thanks goes to interim Director of Human Resources Laura Mclntosh, who was essential in leading a seamless transition through the selection and hiring process.