Rockford Mayor Thomas McNamara has named Shurice Hunter as Director of Human Resources for the City of Rockford. She is scheduled to begin her work with the City on July 31.
Hunter has more than 12 years of progressive human resources experience in the public and non-profit sector. That background includes employment law, employee and labor relations, wellness management, contract negotiation, compensation and benefits administration and training and development.
She currently serves as Director of Human Resource Operations with Rock Valley College, where she supervises the daily operations of the HR department and serves as the EEOC, Title IX, ADA and HIPPA Compliance Officer. She previously served as Director of Compensation, Benefits and Employee Relations at Rock Valley College. While at Rock Valley, she has implemented a college-wide wellness program; helped restructure health plans to reduce overall health care costs; and streamlined the college’s performance evaluation tool.
Hunter previously served a Director of Human Resources at the Rockford Rescue Mission, where she created the organization’s first formal HR structure. She directed recruiting, orientation, payroll, compensation and benefits administration for more than 150 employees. She holds a master’s degree in Human Resource Management from the Keller Graduate School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in management and leadership from Judson University. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the College & University Professional Association for HR. She also serves on the board of the Rockford Rescue Mission and the Rockford Association for Minority Management. She lives in Rockford with her husband Mark and their two sons.