Shanté Jordan-Akafia, IPMA-SCP, Director of Human Resources/Risk Management, City of Plano


Shanté has almost 20 years of municipal human resources experience with the City of Palm Bay, Florida and several municipalities in the DFW Metroplex, including DeSoto, Cedar Hill, Allen and Rowlett.  Currently Shanté serves as the Director of Human Resources and Civil Service for the City of Plano. Shanté is a Dallas native and has had a long standing passion for local government administration dating back to high school where she attended the Magnet Center for Government, Law and Law Enforcement in downtown Dallas. This passion for local government administration led Shanté to receive a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Grambling State University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Texas. Shanté served as a Trustee on TMHRA’s board of directors from 2008 to 2012 and from 2016 to present.  During this time she had the pleasure of chairing the conference programming, newsletter and sponsorship committees.  In her free time, Shanté enjoys traveling, meditative coloring, listening to audio books and spending time with her husband and their sons.