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Bureau of Human Resources

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Phone: 503-823-3572

Benefits Line: 503-823-6031

111 SW Columbia St., Ste 550, Portland, OR 97201

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Serilda Summers-McGee Biography

Serilda has been the Director of Human Resources since December 2017. She has more than 15 years of progressive experience in human capital management with expertise in a broad range of HR disciplines. Her career started in higher education, holding positions in admissions, financial aid and serving as the Assistant Dean of residence life at Reed College from 2006 - 2010. Serilda then became the executive director at Partners in Diversity in 2011, an affiliate of the Portland Business Alliance. Working with HR departments in companies throughout the Portland region on strategies to recruit and retain executives of color. In 2012, she moved on to manage diverse talent planning at Kaiser Permanente and became HR director at the Oregon Department of Education in 2014. Finally becoming the HR director at Prosper Portland in 2016.

Ms. Summers-McGee received a Bachelor of Science degree from Grand Valley State University, a Master of Arts in Student Affairs Administration from Ball State University, and a Master of Business Administration from Willamette University. She is a board member of Meals on Wheels Oregon, Stand for Children, and Willamette University’s Atkinson Business School. In 2014, she received the Portland Business Journal’s Forty Under Forty award for professional excellence, leadership and community commitment.