Alexandria City Manager Mark B. Jinks has announced the appointment of Steven J. Mason, Sr., as Acting Director of Human Resources for the City of Alexandria, effective July 20, 2015. Mason succeeds William L. Mitchell, who has resigned to pursue other professional opportunities.
“Steve has been a key senior leader in the City’s Human Resources organization and I look forward to his helping to continue to improve the services and support that the Department of Human Resources provides to the entire City government and its employees,” said Jinks.
Mason joined the Human Resources Department in 2009 after serving four years as Special Assistant to the City Manager. In his role as Assistant Director of Employee Relations and Talent Management, Mason has been responsible for guiding initiatives related to employee relations, recruitment and employee development. Mason has also served in the Office of Human Rights and as the City’s Affirmative Action Officer. His first 22 years in City government were in the Police Department, where he rose to the rank of Lieutenant.
Mason holds a degree in criminal justice and certifications in human resource management and human capital strategy.