HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Reno County announced the appointment of Helen Foster to the position of Human Resources Director. Foster takes over the position from Renee Harris, who retired in March.
Foster’s responsibilities will include supervising the human resources staff, overseeing employee benefits, recruitment, performance appraisals and training, budget management, and enforcing the resolutions, policies, and regulations adopted by the Board of County Commissioners.
Foster began her career in government in the Guymon, Oklahoma, Clerk’s Office. After relocating to Kansas with her family, she held positions in the Reno County Commission Office, County Appraiser’s Office, and transitioned to the role of Human Resources Specialist in 2009. Foster earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Management/Human Resource Management from Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, in 2018.
Foster credits her good work ethic from growing up as a farmer/rancher’s daughter in Oklahoma. “I am so excited to take the next step in my career,” she states. “I am looking forward to serving the employees and citizens of Reno County and am thankful for this opportunity.”