Sandra Duran, SHRM-CP, PHR, Director of Human Resources, City of Kyle

Sandra Duran PhotoSandra Duran has the distinction of serving as the City of Kyle’s first Director of Human Resources. She joined the city in 2008 following many years as a leader in Human Resources at two different multimillion-dollar private sector firms. Sandra has a broad range of skills and practical hands-on experience that fits the needs of a diverse and rapidly growing city.

She oversees the city’s daily operations related to recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, training and development, benefits administration and employee relations for all Kyle staff. For the current fiscal year, Sandra led the effort to hire approximately 40 plus positions, both full and part-time. During her tenure with Kyle, she’s speared headed several employee-based initiatives including employee monthly meetings, special events, health/wellness programs, forward- thinking policies that include telecommuting and conceal carry handguns for municipal employees.

Sandra also serves as the Civil Service Director for the City of Kyle. In that capacity, she has facilitated Meet and Confer negotiations with the Kyle Police Association. She was also instrumental in preparing the city for any  legal challenges that the City faces.

Her work experience is complimented by her service in local HR organizations including Texas SHRM which garnered several awards. Sandra served as the President for the Hill Country Human Resources Association (SHRM) chapter, serving the counties of Hays, Comal, Guadalupe, and Caldwell. In 2010, she was recognized as one of the Top 5 Most influential Hispanic Women in Hays County. In 2012, the Texas Municipal Human Resources Association awarded Sandra with the “Rising Star Award.”

Sandra holds a Bachelor’s of Arts, dual major in International Business and Spanish from Texas Lutheran University. She lives in Martindale, TX with her family of seven.