Sylvia Murray was jointly appointed to the Commission by City Council and Mayor Michael Hancock. She is a Denver native who began her professional career in social work, electing to serve in emergency response focusing on children in imminent crisis. She later transitioned to a career in employee development at a Fortune 500 company. She now brings nearly twenty years’ worth of experience in Human Resources from both the public and private sector. Her broad range human resources expertise includes compliance, recruitment and retention, training and development, performance management, and employee engagement. As a business consultant, she is a sought out professional for new leader coaching as well as employee relations matters, conducting large scale workplace investigations. Commissioner Murray believes that her ultimate strength is in her ability to build and maintain effective professional relationships that enable her to be a trusted thought-partner, working with clients to support their organizational goals.
Commissioner Murray holds a Master of Science degree in Organizational and Leadership Development with an emphasis in Human Resource Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work with a Children, Youth and Families concentration. In addition, she is certified in Mediation and Dispute Resolution.
Along with her professional and educational accomplishments, Commissioner Murray is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, an organization committed to public service to local communities throughout the world. She is also a previous Vice President of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated (Denver Chapter), whose membership is dedicated to nurturing future African American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty.