Human resources director hired

Published 10:00 pm Friday, November 9, 2012

City Manager Selena Cuffee-Glenn announced Friday the appointment of Dr. Nancy Olivo as the city’s director of human resources.

Olivo formerly worked in Norfolk for 25 years in various capacities, including as director of human resources for 14 years, according to a city press release.


She will begin her new position Dec. 3 at a salary of $113,823.


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Cuffee-Glenn is pleased to have someone with Olivo’s experience in the role of director of human resources, according to the press release.

“Nancy brings with her extensive experience in human resource management, and she has the skills and leadership qualities that we looked for in this critical role,” Cuffee-Glenn said.

Highlights of her career include receipt of the International Personnel Management Association’s Agency Award for Excellence, receipt of numerous Wellness in the Workplace Awards; presenter, facilitator and consultant at conferences, retreats, and workshops in areas such as building high performance organizations, strategic planning, progressive human resource management, leadership development, and other areas designed to improve the performance of individuals and groups in accomplishing their mission.

She also serves as adjunct faculty member at Old Dominion University, teaching courses in progressive human resource management within the Master’s of Public Administration Program.

She obtained her Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Scranton and a Ph.D. in social psychology from the State University of New York at Albany, N.Y.

Olivo and her husband have two sons who attend Old Dominion University and James Madison University.

She replaces Ronnie Charles, who resigned in June.