Mary H. Talley
Mary H. Talley
Director & Chief Human Capital Officer, Department of Human Resources
Talley currently serves as the Director& Chief Human Capital Officer for the Department of Human Resources for the City of Baltimore, a position she was appointed to in September 2014. In this capacity, Talley is responsible for creating, developing, driving, and leading comprehensive programs, strategies, and initiatives that align with organizational goals and strategies; and assist in moving City government forward. Prior to that role, she served as the Department’s Deputy Director for two years, during which time she assisted departmental efforts to spur organizational growth and productivity, and supported efforts to steer the full spectrum of HR operations.
Under Mayor Pugh’s administration, Talley led efforts for Civil Service Rule Reform, and procured adoption of Rule amendments through the Civil Service Commission. She also steered creation of the Agency’s first comprehensive Strategic Plan.
Talley has an extensive background in organizational and leadership development with over 20 years of experience as a human resources executive, including 10 years as the Regional Vice President of Human Resources at Fox Television Stations, Inc., one of the nation’s largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups. At Fox, she was credited with transforming the Human Resources department into strategic business partnership model. In addition, Talley has also served as a human resources executive at WTTG-Washington D.C., WFLD-Chicago, Brookshire Hotels, Inc., and the Lord Baltimore Radisson Plaza.
Talley holds an MBA from Loyola Collage (Loyola University Maryland) and undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Baltimore. She holds designations as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). She is also a member of the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW).
"Drive and deliver innovative and progressive human capital programs that parallel the Enterprise’s vision and strategy and move the needle forward, consistently."