Mayor appoints Mona Adkins-Easley to serve as Interim Director of Human Resources

Mayor Stoney today announced the appointment of Mona Adkins-Easley to serve as Interim Director of the City of Richmond’s Department of Human Resources.

Ms. Adkins-Easley is an experienced human resources executive who has spent more than 34 years in public service, including serving as the Associate Vice President for Human Resources at Virginia State University for 17 years and in the same title at Norfolk State University for four years, until her retirement in 2018.

Ms. Adkins-Easley also worked for nearly four years at the United States Department of Agriculture as the Director of Higher Education Initiatives, overseeing three national scholarship programs and working with minority and women farmers.  She also worked for five years in various HR roles at Southside Virginia Training Center and served as the second director of the Virginia Council on Human Rights, from 1990 to 1994.

“We’re grateful to have Mona Adkins-Easley come out of retirement to join our team,” said Mayor Stoney. “She has spent her career in public service and has extensive experience in human resources management. Mona has right skill set to oversee the City of Richmond workforce, implement needed reforms and make sure we are prepared every day to serve the residents of our great city.”

Ms. Adkins-Easley will serve in the Interim Human Resources Director role and oversee department reform while the city recruits a permanent director.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Norfolk State University and a master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in human resources from Virginia Commonwealth University.

“It’s exciting to be a part of the positive change happening in the City of Richmond,” said Ms. Adkins-Easley. “I am grateful for this opportunity to serve, and I look forward to interacting with the employees and citizens and hope that my varied experiences will be an asset to the city.”