County Administrator John A. Budesky announced today the appointment of Catey Dickensheets to serve as Hanover County’s Director of Human Resources. Dickensheets, a long-time Hanover County resident, officially begins her new role September 1.
Dickensheets most recently served as the Human Resources Director at the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), a role she has held for the past three years. She began her career in the public sector in 2013 at the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) serving in several Human Resources Management positions. At VDOT, she progressed in her career to become the Human Resources Assistant Division Administrator. Previously, Dickensheets worked at local Fortune 500 companies, Dominion Energy and Capital One. She has worked in Human Resources for over 25 years and brings expert level experience in talent acquisition, labor and employee relations, data analytics and change management.
“Catey has a proven track record of helping government attract, recruit, and obtain talented employees,” Budesky said, adding, “We are excited about the vast experience, knowledge and creativity she will bring to the team.”
“I have been a resident of Hanover County for 20 years and am very much looking forward to working and serving in the community in which I live,” said Dickensheets. “I am excited about getting out and meeting fellow Hanover County employees, understanding what their roles are within the County and listening to them about their needs and how Human Resources can assist them - whether that means answering a question about benefits, assisting with applying for a position or coaching a new manager,” she added.
Dickensheets graduated from Penn State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Labor and Industrial Relations and Virginia Commonwealth University where she obtained a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources Management. Dickensheets holds a Professional Human Resources (PHR) Certification, Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) designation and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and a graduate of the Virginia Executive Institute (VEI). Dickensheets lives in Western Hanover with her husband and daughter.