MaryEllen Sheppard was named Deputy County Manager in July of 2021, having served in an Interim capacity since December 2020. MaryEllen joined Pinal County in February 2019 as Director of Human Resources.
Before joining Pinal County, she served as Assistant County Manager and Human Resources Director for Maricopa County. She also served the positions of Deputy Chief of Administration and Deputy Chief of the Custody Bureau for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, a rank she held for over ten years.
MaryEllen has her Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and her Master’s Degree in Organizational Management. She is also a Certified Public Manager, Senior Professional in Human Resources, and Certified Mediator.