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For Immediate Release
November 30, 2022

Marin County Hires New Director of Human Resources

Christina Cramer brings 26 years of HR expertise to Civic Center leadership role

San Rafael, CA – Christina Cramer, a 17-year veteran of the Sonoma County government’s human resources department and its leader for the past eight years, is the County of Marin’s choice to lead its Department of Human Resources. Cramer’s first day on the job will be January 17.

Headshot of Christina CramerChristina Cramer will lead a team of 40 full-time equivalent staff members and manage a departmental budget of $7.9 million.

Cramer, who grew up in Novato and has deep Marin family roots, brings 26 years of professional human resources leadership in the public and private sectors, entirely in the North Bay. With Sonoma County, she supervised 65 full-time equivalent positions and a $123.7 million operating budget as her team provided services to 28 county departments plus local special districts and agencies. She actively participated in strategic objectives such as racial equity, social justice, and organizational excellence in addition to the core HR services such as labor relations, recruitment, risk management, workers’ compensation, and benefits.

Cramer started with Sonoma County as an analyst in 2005 and advanced to a supervisor role one year later. After five years as recruitment and classification manager, she served three years as the department’s assistant director prior to her appointment to the top post.

“Christina brings a wealth of experience to help lead one of our biggest priorities: attracting and retaining talent,” said County Administrator Matthew Hymel. “We feel fortunate to have someone with Christina’s skills and abilities join our leadership team.”

Prior to joining Sonoma County, Cramer led human resources for several private companies in the North Bay. She has a degree in business administration from California State University, Chico, and has instructed and mentored at Sonoma State University.

“I am looking forward to getting to know the Human Resources team and the whole organization,” Cramer said. “Organizations across the country have been heavily impacted by the post-COVID ‘Great Resignation.’ I will be focused on helping Marin recruit and retain an excellent workforce so the County can provide the important and much-needed services to the Marin community.”

With the County of Marin, Cramer will lead a team of 40 full-time equivalent staff positions and manage an annual departmental budget of $7.9 million. Her annual salary will be $236,808 with benefits consistent with those received by other department heads.


Matthew Hymel
County Administrator
County Administrator's Office

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San Rafael, CA 94903
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