Shari HowardDirector of Human Resources

Shari Howard was named director of Human Resources for the N.C. Department of Public Safety on April 1, 2017. She previously served as acting director and deputy HR director over HR Operations at DPS, where she managed programs involving classification/compensation, salary administration, recruitment and selection, personnel records and HR reporting, BEACON time/leave/special pay and the Regional Employment offices.

Howard worked at the Office of State Human Resources from 2000-2015, where she led HR policy development, compliance and administrative rulemaking. She began her state human resource career with the Department of Health and Human Services, where she spent more than 16 years.