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MaryEllen Sheppard Appointed Permanent Deputy County Manager
Date: 7/14/2021

County Manager Leo Lew is pleased to announce the permanent appointment of MaryEllen Sheppard to the role of Deputy County Manager. MaryEllen, who joined Pinal County in February 2019 as Human Resources Director, has been serving in an Interim role since December.

Prior to joining Pinal County, she served as Assistant County Manager and Human Resources Director for Maricopa County. She also served the positions of Deputy Chief of Administration and Deputy Chief for the Custody Bureau for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, a rank she held for over ten years.

MaryEllen has her Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and her Master’s Degree in Organizational Management. She is also a Certified Public Manager, Senior Professional in Human Resources, and Certified Mediator.

Speaking of her appointment, Leo Lew said, "We are grateful to have MaryEllen here in Pinal County. She is a wonderful teammate and leader. Her skills and experience have proven to obtain great results. I am happy and proud to remove the interim title from her appointment and look forward to the positive contributions she will undoubtedly make in our community."

With her appointment, Randy Tracy will lead the Human Resources department on an interim basis, beginning August 1, 2021.


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