Barbara Hess, PHR, is Director of Human Resources for Brooks Resources Corporation. She has been with Brooks Resources for 34 years and is also corporate secretary and administrator of the company’s charitable contributions.
Barb is a past president of the Human Resource Association of Central Oregon and currently co-chairs HRACO’s Programs Committee. She was awarded the organization’s HR Professional of the Year award in 2015 and 2006.
Barb joined the City Club of Central Oregon board of directors in 2011 and currently serves as the club’s President. She also volunteers on City Club’s Finance and Governance Committees.
Barb was born and raised in New Jersey. After attending college in Big Sandy, Texas, she visited her newly-relocated family in Oregon and decided to stay. She met her husband, Steve, raised two sons, Travis & Chris, and now has two grandsons and a granddaughter. The Hess family enjoys camping, hiking, family outings & the Portland Trailblazers.
Barb is a Leadership Bend alumna, Class of 2002.