Contact Shirley at 615.791-3216
Shirley came to the City of Franklin Human Resources Department from Maury County, Tennessee in January of 2005. She is responsible for the supervision, administration of human resources operations and activities for the City including planning and developing employee programs and policies, supervising staff assigned to the Human Resources Department, including Risk Management, Safety, and Benefits. She is also responsible for the City’s compliance with local, state, and federal policies and regulations. Shirley is charged with recruitment, promotional exams, administering the classification and compensation plan, writing job descriptions, conducting salary surveys, and coordinating employee development training. The Human Resources department also manages the educational incentive and tuition programs.
Prior to coming to the City of Franklin, Shirley began her career in Human Resources in the private sector thirty years ago. She previously was co-owner of Jim Warner Motors in Mayfield Kentucky where she performed the duties of Human Resources, Finance and Insurance for the Cadillac, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, and GMC dealership. After selling the business in Mayfield, Shirley moved to Columbia, Tennessee where she served in the Human Resources and Safety Compliance field in private sector for seven years; she was then selected for the newly created position of Human Resources Director for Maury County government and served in that capacity for eight years; she also served as Public Administrator for five of those years.
Shirley is a native of Union City, Tennessee and has a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Social Sciences from the University of Tennessee. Shirley is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management, International Public Management Association for Human Resources, and Public Risk Management Association. She has held her PHR certification since 2001 as well as certifications in Internal Investigations and Fiduciary Management from the Center of Fiduciary Studies. She has also served as Vice-President and President of South Central Tennessee Human Resources Association and served on the State SHRM Board of Directors as well as several advisory panels and round tables for the SHRM. Shirley is also a graduate of the University of Tennessee Local Government Leadership Program (1994). Shirley is also certified in Civil Treatment© which teaches City Employees to guard their words and actions, treat co-workers as a members of the team and to speak up if they ever see unfair treatment.
Shirley previously served as a Director for Hope House, Maury County Public Education Foundation, Maury Progressive Credit Union (Ascend), and Maury Beautiful. She is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Columbia and was named a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow in 2004.
Shirley currently resides in Franklin, TN and has one son, TJ and is married to his wife Alicia.