LCCC hires new Human Resources director

CHEYENNE — Laramie County Community College is pleased to announce Tammy Maas as its new Human Resources director. Her first day on the job will be Aug. 10.

“I am looking forward to having Tammy join our leadership at LCCC,” says LCCC President Dr. Joe Schaffer. “Her broad background and success with the State of Wyoming’s Military Department, most recently as Chief of Staff, in addition to her active involvement and investment in our community, position her to do well at, and for, LCCC.  We are gaining one of the community’s finest professionals in Tammy.”

Maas comes to LCCC from a 30-year career with the Wyoming Army National Guard, where she achieved the rank of Colonel.

In her military career, Maas has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal with four Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters; the Army Commendation Medal with two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters; the Army Achievement Medal with three Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters; the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star; and many other decorations.

In her civilian life, Maas is deeply involved in the Laramie County community. She serves on the Cheyenne Kiwanis Club; the Contestants Committee of Cheyenne Frontier Days; she’s a board member of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter; and she is a board member of the Cheyenne Saddle Tramps Riding Club.

“LCCC is an integral part of the Cheyenne community,” she says. “I am looking forward to being part of the professional team that contributes to the community and to helping students achieve their educational goals.”

In addition to helping give students the opportunities to achieve success, Maas has goals of her own. She says in the first three to six months in her new post, she plans on “familiarizing myself with the operations and employees at LCCC, filling the other vacant positions in the HR department, focusing on the Strategic Plan goals, and improving customer service in the HR department.”

While LCCC is happy to have Maas aboard, the Wyoming National Guard is sad to see her move on.

Maj. Gen. Luke Reiner, the Adjutant General for Wyoming, said of Maas in a written statement, “She has been a tremendous asset to the full-time Army Guard and Wyoming Military department staff in her many positions, including HRO (Human Resources Officer), CFMO (Construction and Facilities Management Officer) and Army Chief of Staff … Our loss is the college’s gain.”

Maas earned her Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business and her Masters of Public Administration from the University of Wyoming, and she earned a Masters of Strategic Studies from the Army War College.