Mary Beth Bernard Appointed as Director of Human Resources for Wrentham

Mary Beth Bernard began her role as Wrentham's part-time Director of Human Resources on Jan. 29. (Photo Courtesy Town of Wrentham)
Issue Date: 
March, 2019
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Town Administrator Kevin Sweet is pleased to announce that he has appointed Mary Beth Bernard as Wrentham's first part-time Director of Human Resources.
Bernard began her position as the town's Director of Human Resources on Jan. 29.
A Wrentham resident, Bernard worked as the Assistant Town Manager/ Human Resources Director for the Town of Foxborough for the past five years. Before her position in Foxborough, she served as the Director of Human Resources for the Town of Westwood for 12 years. Bernard has also worked as a human resources consultant for several municipalities in Massachusetts.
Since 2015, Bernard has also served as the Chairman of the Massachusetts Municipal Personnel Association, and she is also a Presidential Member of the Massachusetts Municipal Policy Committee on Labor Relations. Additionally, Bernard is a Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources, Certified Society of Human Resources Management Senior Professional, and a Certified Trainer for the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD).
"Mary Beth has extensive experience serving municipalities and working in human resources, not only from her time in Foxborough and Westwood, but also through her leadership role with the Massachusetts Municipal Personnel Association," Town Administrator Sweet said. "We're thrilled to welcome her to our team here in Wrentham, and I'm confident that her expertise in human resources will serve the town well."
As the Director of Human Resources, Bernard will direct and supervise the personnel systems of the town, including classification, compensation, recruitment, selection, labor relations, and training. She will also act as the chief negotiator for collective bargaining.