Horrigan Selects New HR Director

New Human Resources Dir. - Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan welcomes Jessica Wisniewski as the new Chautauqua County Director of Human Resources Submitted photo

MAYVILLE — A new county human resources director has been selected.

Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan announced Friday his selection of Jessica Wisniewski as the one to succeed outgoing director Joseph Porpiglia. The county executive’s appointment is subject to the County Legislature’s confirmation.

Wisniewski served as human resources manager at Precision Abrasives in Orchard Park since 2013. In the position, Wisniewski led all facets of human resources and partners with management to adhere to human resources policies.

In addition, she held management and senior-level positions at Cott Beverages and Geico. She began her human resources career at the Department of Social Services in Charlotte, N.C.

“I am deeply honored to be appointed as the next director of human resources,” Wisniewski said. “My career in human resources has been very rewarding and I am looking forward to the new challenge this position will bring.”

Wisniewski earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in human resources at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She also holds a professional human resources certificate and currently resides in Fredonia.

“Jessica has 12 years of experience in employee relations, benefit administration, recruitment and policy and procedure development,” Horrigan said. “Her impressive background in the private sector will be a great asset to the county and I am excited to welcome her to our team.”

The selection of the new human resources director came with the help of a bipartisan search committee, which included county legislators and high-ranking county management officials.

If the legislature gives its approval at next week’s meeting, Wisniewski will begin her position June 30. Porpiglia is set to retire at the end of June.