This announcement came from City Hall this morning…

The City of Newton has hired Wesley Layne as its new Human Resources Director, Mayor Warren announced today. Wesley brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position, having served in previous roles as the Human Resources Director for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Department of Public Utilities (DPU) and State Auditor’s offices, MassPro, Kindred Healthcare, and Sears/Citicards. Prior to these roles, he served as Human Resources Manager for Winchester Hospital, and Franciscan Children’s Hospital.

In the State Auditor’s Office, Wesley implemented new online performance evaluation programs and full compensation review. At the DPU and Auditors’ Office he implemented recruitment reporting for management tracking and planning, including time-to-fill and other data essential to timely hiring.

“Wesley has the skillset and leadership capacity needed to lead this critical department, and the ability to attract and retain a terrific workforce to ensure the best possible delivery of services for our residents,” Mayor Warren said. “Wesley also has the background and experience to ensure that proper performance management standards are in place throughout every department.”

“I am looking forward to helping deliver Human Resources excellence that builds upon the Mayor’s vision of making Newton a model community for the 21st century,” Wesley said.

Wesley will begin on Tuesday, April 22nd.