November 12, 2013 > John Dam named Director of Human Resources
John Dam named Director of Human Resources
Submitted By Gwendolyn Mitchell/Lingxia Meng
The County of Santa Clara announced November 6, 2013 the appointment of John Dam as Director of Human Resources Department. Dam has a public service career that spans over 20 years, the majority of which was in the field of Human Resources.
In the past two years, Dam was Deputy Director for the City of San Jose Department of Finance, where he managed an insurance program for the $2.9 billion City properties consisting of the airport, sewage plant, sports arena, convention center and City Hall complex. Prior to that, Dam had been Deputy Director of Human Resources for the City with over 5,400 employees. There, he was responsible for employee development, recruitment, classification and compensation, risk management, and benefits.
Dam holds a BachelorÕs Degree in Psychology from University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Master of Business Administration Degree from University of California, Davis. He has lived in Santa Clara County for 25 years. He was married for 13 years to his late wife, Ann Dam. His two sons are Robert and Max, 15 and 12 years of age.
DamÕs appointment as Director of Human Resources became effective October 15, 2013. The annual salary for the position is $142,484.