golbou ghassemieh, MBA, SPHR, IPMA-CP, SHRM-SCP

County of Sonoma
575 Administration Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Phone: (707) 565-2148
Email: golbou.ghassemieh@sonoma-county.org

golbou ghassemieh (she doesn’t capitalize her name) has 11 years of professional Human Resources management level experience. Her career began as a recruiter for a local executive search firm, and she also spent time consulting with small businesses while working on her Master’s thesis. She continued her career in the challenging retail industry as an HR Manager, and then, transitioned into the public sector HR at the County of Sonoma. The County’s central HR Department supports 27 departments and over 4,000 employees.  After under three years, golbou was promoted to the County’s Recruitment & Classification Manager position, responsible for the employment division.  She has since promoted to Assistant Director of Human Resources, overseeing multiple sub-divisions of County of Sonoma’s central HR Department, including EEO, Recruitment & Classification, Workforce Development, HRIS, Employee Retention & Engagement Programs, and other administrative functions.  golbou holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from U.C. Berkeley, a Master’s in Business Administration from Sonoma State, and several private and public sector HR certifications.  She has also been appearing as a lecturer at Sonoma State off and on since 2004.