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Karen Niparko Named as Executive Director of Office of Human Resources

The Career Service Board announced today that Karen Niparko has been appointed the new Executive Director of the Office of Human Resources (OHR) for the City and County of Denver effective September 29, 2014.

Niparko’s duties will include leading the agency in continuing to execute OHR’s strategic plan and organizational goals to deliver business results: recruiting the best talent to the city, programs to develop our leadership and employees, maintaining employee well-being, performance excellence and engagement, and implementing LEAN performance practices and improvements.

Karen is well respected in her field and brings with her over 25 years of experience in human resources. She joins the City and County of Denver from Grass Valley, a Belden Inc. global company, as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources, where she served as a member of the executive leadership team directing global human capital strategy, talent acquisition, compensation & benefits, performance excellence, continuous improvement (LEAN) practices, learning & organizational development, HR systems, analytics & metrics, and integration. 

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