Meet Arlene

Our MAACies bring a diverse range of knowledge, experience, expertise, and language and cultural competence to the organization. Meet the exceptional individuals whose tremendous contributions keep MAAC moving forward.

Arlene Gibbs
Chief Human Resources Officer
Arlene is a seasoned, skilled executive leader with a broad background in organizational development, human resources, compliance, labor relations and contract negotiations across the public, education and non-profit sectors.

As Chief HR Officer for MAAC, Arlene serves as a key member of the executive leadership team and oversees planning, organizing and implementing strategic, comprehensive and effective agency-wide compliance and human resources programs.

Prior to joining MAAC, Arlene served as the Director of the Center for Human Resources at SDSU. She also served for many years for the City of San Jose as the Deputy Director of Human Resources, and with the City of Tustin in a similar role.

Arlene earned her Masters in Public Administration at CSU Northridge and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Labor Relations from CSU Long Beach. She holds numerous credentials including the Senior Professional in Human Resources — the highest designation by the International Public Management Association for Human Resources. .

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Arlene (far right) along with Arnulfo and Patty at the 2013 Impact Conference.