Atlanta, GA – Today Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Candice Broce proudly announced the promotion of Ann Burris to Deputy Commissioner for Human Resources. Burris brings more than twenty years of human resource management and administrative services experience within the public and private sectors.

“Ann Burris is a steadfast, forward-thinking leader with unmatched expertise in human capital management and administrative services. Throughout her tenure overseeing human resources for over 8,000 state employees, she has successfully designed and executed countless workforce initiatives, positively impacting millions of Georgia families who rely on our agency’s services,” said Commissioner Broce. “I am thrilled that Ann has accepted this executive leadership role in the Georgia Department of Human Services.”
Burris most recently served as the Department’s Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Human Resources. Now, Human Resources will be structured as its own division within the agency. Prior to her service at DHS, Burris was the Assistant Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Kennesaw State University. She has also served as the Director of Human Resources for the Georgia Department of Community Health and Division Director of Workforce Services with the Georgia State Personnel Administration.
Burris holds both a master’s degree in Human Resource Management and master’s degree in Public Administration from Troy State University and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Saint Leo College. Her professional credentials include Society for Human Resources Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and International Public Management Association for Human Resources Senior Certified Professional (IPMA-SCP). She is also a Registered Neutral for General Mediation with the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution, a trained Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Investigator, a graduate of the University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute of Government Certified Public Manager program, a certified Six Sigma Green Belt through the University of Georgia Terry College of Business, and a United Way Volunteer Involvement Program (VIP) alumna.


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