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After an extensive recruitment and interview process, County Manager Dia H. Denton announced that Renee Perry, currently Halifax County’s human resources management director, has been named deputy county manager effective June 15.

Perry first came to Halifax County as HRM director in October 2018, serving in that position for more than two years. 

She moved to Rockingham County as the director of human resources and risk management from April 2020 to June 2021, while still serving Halifax County’s HRM department on a contractual basis. 

She returned to Halifax County as HRM director in July 2021. Perry has worked in local government for 16 years, including time spent early in her career working for Guilford County and the city of Greensboro.

“The growth that Halifax County is experiencing is notable, and I am forever grateful for this opportunity. I look forward to continuing to serve the wonderful citizens of Halifax County in this new capacity,” said Perry. “I really appreciate the opportunity to work for County Manager Dia H. Denton. She is moving us forward.”

Perry is a native of Rocky Mount, NC. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources from UNC-Greensboro and Master’s Degrees in both Human Resources and Public Administration from Capella University.

“I am excited to promote Renee to this position,” said County Manager Denton. “She has proven herself to be a valuable member of our management team in her current capacity. This new role will afford her the opportunity to make an even larger contribution to Halifax County and our citizens.”

Perry currently resides in Rocky Mount with her husband of 10 years Antonio and their daughter Anaya. 

She plans to relocate to Halifax County in the coming months.