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News Release: Rockingham County, NC Announces New HR Director


Contact: Tara Martin, Marketing Manager
Rockingham County Economic Development, Small Business & Tourism
Rockingham County Government Announces new director of human resources
Rockingham County, NC (August 30, 2021) – Rockingham County Government is excited to announce the promotion of Stephanie Kingston as their new Human Resources Director. Stephanie has been with County Government for 21 years and has exactly what it takes to effectively lead its human resource efforts.
“I am beyond thrilled Stephanie has accepted the position of Human Resources Director,” stated Lance Metzler, Rockingham County Manager. “Stephanie’s wealth of knowledge has always been an amazing asset to Rockingham County, but having her in this role will truly allow her to utilize her broad skill set. I couldn’t be more pleased to have her in this position and look forward to the wonderful job I know she will do.”
Stephanie graduated from Rockingham County Community College with her degree in Human Resources Management and Business Administration. She started her career at Rockingham County in the Department of Public Health as Insurance Billing Coordinator and was quickly promoted to Data Processing and Reimbursement Manager. After 4 years, she transferred to Finance, where she held multiple positions including Accounting Technician, Accounting Specialist, and Accounting Software Specialist over the course of 13 years. Since starting with Rockingham County in 2000, Stephanie’s overall career goal was to work in their HR department. When a HR opportunity presented itself in 2017, Stephanie took a leap of faith which lead to her promotion to HR Analyst and recently Interim HR Director.
Stephanie’s extensive background and experience have gained her an incredible knowledge base surrounding county payroll and compensation process, working with insurance carriers, benefits including post-employment benefits and was instrumental in the implementation of the County’s OneSolution HR/Payroll software. Additionally, in 2017, she polished up her leadership skills when she completed the Rockingham County Emerging Leaders Program.
“I am overwhelmed with excitement to serve as Rockingham County’s Human Resources Director,” said Kingston. “I try to help people the exact way I want to be helped. The citizens, employees, and retirees of Rockingham County deserve nothing less. If you lead with a servant heart, you will be rewarded.”

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