Human resources

New HR Director Joins Lee County Court Clerk


Lee County Clerk Linda Doggett announced the appointment of Kim Testa-Lazarus to the position of Director of Human Resources. Ms. Testa-Lazarus’ responsibilities for the Clerk’s Office include leading the overall human resources strategy, talent acquisition and leadership development. She also oversees employee training and development, diversity and inclusion, and compensation and benefits.

“Kim has a unique blend of HR experience,” Ms. Doggett said. “His addition to the team will help us ensure that we continue to have the most skilled and talented workforce, delivering the highest quality services to our citizens. “

Ms. Testa-Lazarus brings over 20 years of private and public sector experience to her new role. She received a BS in Business Administration from Youngstown State University and an MBA from Malone University. Prior to joining Lee Clerk’s office, Ms. Testa-Lazarus worked as Senior Director of Human Resources for Signet Jewelers Inc., the world’s largest retailer of diamond jewelry and owner of Zales, Kay Jewelers and Jared. She also worked as the Director of Human Resources for the Clerk of the Collier County Courts.

“I am very happy to be a part of the Lee Clerk team and look forward to contributing to this incredible organization,” said Ms. Testa-Lazarus. “I love coming to work every day knowing that I am making a difference through my work here. “

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