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Mercer GroupMercer GroupContact: Jerald W. “Jerry” Bailey
Jerry Bailey has served in Human Resource leadership positions in both the public and private sector for over 35 years, leading operations in California, Hawaii, Louisiana, New Jersey, Tennessee and Texas. This service included public education, telecommunications, electric, gas, water and wastewater utility management as well as a partner in the Western Personnel Management Center where Jerry concentrated on union relations for elementary and secondary school districts and guiding school districts through a community based search process for selection of Superintendents and other school administration positions. Mr. Bailey also owned and managed a Dunhill recruitment firm specializing in Telecommunications and Human Resources searches where he placed positions from President/CEO through the management level.
Jerry Bailey recently retired from the position of Vice President Human Resources for the San Antonio Water System where his responsibilities included management of Recruitment, Human Relations, Labor Relations, Compensation, Benefits, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Safety and Training. After serving four years in the U.S. Navy, Mr. Bailey obtained a B.S. degree (Summa Cum Laude) and a Master’s degree of Public Administration (Summa Cum Laude) from California State University, Chico; then further post-graduate work from Cornell University. Jerry will be managing the Texas offices for The Mercer Group while providing national leadership in educational administrative search and water/wastewater management search.
Mr. Bailey has served on numerous panels and as a speaker at association conferences and universities. His particular area of specialization is public sector executive search and development and implementation of performance management systems. Mr. Bailey is past-president of Region Nine of the Association of California School Administrators.