Richardson’s Director of Human Resources Margaret “Marty” Brennan has announced she will retire at the end of August, completing a 28-year career with the City.
Brennan began her career with the City of Richardson in 1986. She has particular expertise in grievance and complaint procedures, personnel policies, benefits, recruitment, training, risk management and Civil Service procedures.
“Marty has brought tremendous insight and ability to our municipal organization and her talents are going to be missed,” said City Manager Dan Johnson. “There is not one person who works for the City who has not met her and enjoyed her engaging personality, and, though we’re sad to see her go, we’ll enjoy the mark she has made for years to come.”
The Human Resources (HR) Department administers the civil service rules and manages the compensation plans and benefits for the City’s 954 full-time and 396 part-time employees. HR is also responsible for employee recruitment, risk management and City-wide testing and training. Under Brennan’s direction, the department received the 2011 Innovation Award from the Texas Municipal League.
“It was an honor and a thrill to work every day with the employees of the City of Richardson, they are the best on earth!” Brennan said. “As I move forward into retirement, I know that the members of the HR Department will continue to provide a high standard of service. This organization truly values its employees and it shows in the work they do and the teamwork they display. I feel honored to have been a part of it.”
Brennan received her bachelor of science in business degree from the University of Tennessee and completed post graduate studies at the University of Tennessee College of Law. She holds the personnel administrator’s certification from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) and the certified professional designation from the International Personnel Management Association-Human Resources. She is a graduate of Leadership Richardson Class VII, Richardson Citizens Police Academy, is a member of the Dallas Human Resource Management Association, the Texas chapter of the Public Risk Management Association, the American Society for Training and Development and served on the board of directors for The Counseling Place from 2003 until 2009.
Brennan and her husband, Mark, live in Plano. She has two children, Susan Brennan Stern who teaches French at John Paul II High School in Plano, and Matthew Brennan who is a civil engineer at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.