Dewayne Douglas will be the next director of human resources for the City of Jonesboro, Mayor Harold Perrin announced Thursday.
Douglas will join Jonesboro’s city administration after spending the last four years as the human resources director for the City of West Memphis. He has also been serving as an adjunct instructor of human resources at Arkansas State University-MidSouth in West Memphis.
“I am pleased to have Dewayne join the City of Jonesboro,” Perrin said. “He comes to us with a wealth of experience in human resources.”
Previously Douglas spent six years as a human resources officer for Regions Financial in Jonesboro and a year as human resources executive for Target. He also worked almost nine years for Ferrellgas in Hoxie, Caraway, Blytheville and Jonesboro, rising to general manager in 2004-05.
He has been active in community activities wherever he has lived, including volunteer work for several youth athletic organizations, the United Way and the Northeast Arkansas Society for Human Resource Management.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in human resources from ASU-Jonesboro and a master’s degree in human resources from Troy (Ala.) University. Earlier he received an associate degree in Bible from Crowley’s Ridge College at Paragould. All three degrees were achieved while working full-time.
He attended high school at Greene County Tech in Paragould.
Douglas said he and his family, all natives of the Jonesboro and Paragould area, are very excited to be back working in Jonesboro. “I am excited to be back home, and I look forward to serving the City of Jonesboro in this capacity,” he said.
Douglas will replace Gloria Roark, who retired Dec. 31 after nine years in the position.