As it enters its fourth month, King County’s new Department of Local Services is continuing to fill key positions. Two Human Resources managers were recently named to support the new department’s most important asset—its people.
As of April 1, Brittany Hagen Crosser is the new HR Manager I for the Road Services Division. Brittany began her King County career in the former Human Resources Division in 2006, and most recently served that same agency (now also a new department) as a Project Program Manager III. For the last two years she has managed new employee orientations, helping new hires get a good start in their King County careers. She has experience in operations management, labor relations, continuous improvement, and business intelligence. Brittany is looking forward to this new chapter in her career.
“I love people and public service,” she said. “I think government should have all the benefits of the private sector in terms of creativity, innovation, and awesome staff. Every department and division in King County is unique, with its own set of HR challenges, and I look forward to learning and addressing these with the leadership of Road Services.”
Antinette Ruggerio-Johnson, also an HR Manager I, will be leading HR efforts for the Permitting Division. She got her start at King County in the Division of Community and Human Services, where she provided employment and training services to dislocated workers and recruitment and placement services to area businesses. Then she moved to Bellevue College, where she managed a Department of Labor grant that connected members of typically underrepresented groups with training and employment opportunities.
Antinette returned to King County in 2015, and served most recently as a Road Services Division Senior Human Resources Analyst. She looks forward to bringing her program management skills and practical knowledge and experience as a Human Resources generalist to her new role as the Permitting Division’s Human Resource Manager.