The City of Petersburg is pleased to announce the selection of LaKishah White, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP as Director of Human Resources. Mrs. White is a seasoned professional with more than 23 years of experience in HR.
“Throughout the competitive recruitment process for the HR position, Mrs. White demonstrated solid leadership, professionalism and genuine dedication to staff recruitment, retention, and team building,” said Kenneth Miller, Interim Petersburg City Manager.“ I believe she will continue to serve with these same characteristics to help build and sustain a high performing Petersburg team that supports City Council’s vision for providing a superior level of service to the community.”
Mrs. White comes to Petersburg from a 20-year tenure with Bon Secours Mercy Health System in Richmond where she worked as the HR System Director serving approximately 9,500 employees. She has also worked with Chesterfield County Department of Social Services and Brenco, Inc. in Petersburg.
“I look forward to contributing to the growth in Petersburg and working with the City team on talent acquisition, employee engagement and relations, compensation, benefits, and strategic planning,” said LaKishah White. “I graduated from Petersburg High, and I am honored to have the opportunity to serve my hometown.”
Mrs. White earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Old Dominion University and a Master of Business Administration from Strayer University. She holds Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) certifications.
Mrs. White will begin as Director of HR on May 23, 2022. Her salary is $135,000 per year.