For the past fifteen years Gail Strope, IPMA-CP, has served as the Director of Human Resources where she oversees all aspects of human resources and risk management including employee benefits, training, recruiting, budget, payroll, compensation, classification, employee relations, union negotiations, conflict resolution, policies and procedures, workers’ compensation, safety and insurance. Gail and her staff serve a population base of 40,000+ and an employee base of 420 full-time personnel and 300 part-time and seasonal personnel.
Prior to relocating and joining the City of Jefferson City, Missouri, Gail held human resources positions of increasing responsibility for the City of Kansas City, Missouri. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Missouri State University and a Master’s degree from William Woods University.
Gail is a co-author of the 2008 book entitled “Leadership Secrets of Local Government Human Resource Officials,” published by IPMA-HR. Gail was awarded the Carl K. Wettengel Award for outstanding contributions to the field of Public Human Resources management by the Central Region of IPMA-HR and is receiving the “Culture of Wellness” Award for developing and implementing a progressive and successful wellness program within the City of Jefferson City organization from CHC Wellness. Gail is often called upon to speak to professional and school groups on various human resources issues throughout Jefferson City and has served as a speaker at numerous International, National, Regional and local conferences.
Gail has been actively involved in IPMA-HR for the past 20 years serving in various capacities, including: President of the Central Region, chair or member of numerous regional committees over the years including Resolutions, By-Laws, Nominating, Audit, Chapter, and Membership Committees; Chair or member of numerous national committees over the years including Executive Council, Fellowship Committee Chair, Program Committee, Member Communications Taskforce, Membership Committee, United Membership Taskforce Co-chair, and Legislative Taskforce Chair; and is a past participant of the Personnel Manager’s Exchange Program with the Society of Personnel Officers, Brighton, England; and previous Executive Officer of the Greater Kansas City Chapter.
Additionally, Gail serves on the St. Peters Interparish School Advisory Committee, Jefferson City YMCA Personnel Advisory Committee, Jefferson City Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Athletic Events Committee, previous chair of the Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce Human Resources Committee and is past-president and board member of both MoPRIMA and MoPELRA.
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Phone: (573) 634-6310
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