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Posted on: December 8, 2023

Heller Named New Human Resources Director for Goochland County

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Goochland County is excited to name Cliff Heller as the new Director of Human Resources. 

Mr. Heller comes to Goochland County with a distinguished 35-year progressive career in the field of human resources and management. His experience spans various aspects of human resources including performance management, training, and recruitment of employees among other skills.

“We are excited to have Mr. Heller join the Goochland County team and look forward to the wealth of knowledge and experience that he brings,” remarked Vic Carpenter, Goochland County Administrator. “His background in training and recruitment will be beneficial to our organization as we continue to implement the Goochland EDGE Employee Development program.”

Mr. Heller has his degree in Human Resource Management from New Mexico State University and worked for over 25 years in many roles for Dillards Department stores throughout the Southwest.  In 2015 he returned to Virginia to be close to his extended family in the Richmond area.  

In his most recent role as the Northern Regional Human Resources Manager for the Virginia Department of Health, Mr. Heller oversaw all aspects of HR for seven districts and managed a workforce of over 750 employees. 

Mr. Heller will start as the Director of Human Resources on December 18, 2023. He will succeed Shaletha Dyson, the previous Human Resources Director, who departed on September 22, 2023.