Hutto hires new human resources director


Highlights

Shawna Willis is the former director of human resources for Golfsmith.

Hutto’s previous human resources director was fired.

The city of Hutto has hired a new director of human resources.

Shawna Willis is the former director of Human Resources and Organizational Development for Golfsmith International, according to a city news release. Willis overhauled Golfsmith’s performance review process and increased internal promotion rates by 15 percent, the release said. Goldsmith is a private corporation that operates retail stores specializing in golf equipment.

Willis’ previous jobs also include creating a human resource department for Ohio Christian University, according to the release.

Hutto City Manager Odis Jones said in the news release that Willis “brings over a decade of experience and has a proven track record.”

The previous human resources director for the city of Hutto, Amy McGlothlin, was recently fired. Jones said at a news conference last week that he fired her, plus an assistant city manager and a senior planner, because they didn’t have the skills for their jobs.

McGlothlin’s attorney, Millicent Lundburg, said after the news conference last week that McGlothlin and the assistant city manager were fired in retaliation for reporting a discrimination and harassment charge against Jones to the Hutto mayor.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Local

Beto O’Rourke doesn’t want Nancy Pelosi to stump for him for Senate
Beto O’Rourke doesn’t want Nancy Pelosi to stump for him for Senate

U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, said Saturday he admires House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, but he doesn’t want her or anyone else from outside Texas to come campaign for him in his bid to oust Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018. O’Rourke, in conversation with Texas Tribune co-founder and CEO Evan Smith at Rainey Hall as part of...
Shrugging off critics, Straus confident in Texas House speaker win
Shrugging off critics, Straus confident in Texas House speaker win

A day after drawing an opponent for Texas House speaker, state Rep. Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, said Saturday he’s confident he will keep his role as speaker for a historic sixth term in 2019. “I wouldn’t run for re-election if I didn’t think I’d have a leadership role,” Straus said, answering a series of questions...
Weekend forecast: Partly to mostly cloudy, small chance of storms
Weekend forecast: Partly to mostly cloudy, small chance of storms

The first weekend of fall will bring summer-like highs in the 90s, according to the National Weather Service. Saturday afternoon will bring a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. It will be mostly sunny with a high near 91. That night will be partly cloudy with a low around 72. Sunday will also bring a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms...
At least 1 arrested at anti-fascism protest at Capitol

At least one person was arrested during an anti-fascism protest Saturday at the state Capitol, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. This story will be updated as more information is available.
Shrugging off critics, Straus confident in Texas House speaker win
Shrugging off critics, Straus confident in Texas House speaker win

A day after drawing an opponent for Texas House speaker, state Rep. Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, said Saturday he’s confident he will keep his role as speaker for a historic sixth term in 2019. “I wouldn’t run for re-election if I didn’t think I’d have a leadership role,” Straus said, answering a series of questions...
More Stories