Ms. Rice comes to Goochland from Fluvanna County, where she worked as the Human Resources Manager since February 2018. She succeeds Kelly Parrish, who retired on December 31, 2020. Parrish served as Director for over 8 years.
“I am pleased that Jessica Rice has joined Goochland County to lead our Human Resources Department,” remarked Kenny Young, Goochland’s County Administrator. “I look forward to working with her and staff to take the organization to the next level while continuing to provide the community with first-rate customer service.”
“I am excited to continue my career in servant leadership in Goochland County,” remarked Jessica Rice, Director of Human Resources. “The staff here truly embrace public service and my role as the Director of Human Resources is to help the organization grow by partnering with County leaders to develop strategic staffing plans, generate innovative ideas for improving efficiencies, and develop staff capability.”
Prior to her service with Fluvanna County, Rice worked for the City of Charlottesville, Virginia, the City of Corpus Christi, Texas, and for Frito Lay, a subsidiary of PepsiCo. Rice earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Nichols College and is completing a Master of Arts in Management/Human Resources from American Public University. In addition, she holds Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) certifications.