Whitney Abrams announces Dave Sarju appointed Director of Human Resources Division

Dave Sarju, Director of Human Resources Division

Dear King County Employee,

I am excited to announce that King County Executive Dow Constantine has appointed Dave Sarju as Director of Human Resources Division, starting full-time on August 14. Dave has more than 25 years’ experience in developing people, teams and workplace culture in public, private and non-profit organizations and delivering more value to customers.

Dave will report to me as Director of Employee Engagement and Support, and play an integral role in implementing Executive Constantine’s Investing in You strategy to ensure we are building a workplace where you have the tools and support to innovate, achieve your career goals and do your best work. Dave is a true champion of this vision.

Dave joins King County from the Human Services Department at the City of Seattle where he served as Interim Deputy Director. He has several years’ experience at King County having previously worked in senior roles in King County Information Technology and the Department of Executive Services.

I want to thank Chrissy Russillo for her exceptional and dedicated leadership as Interim HRD Director over the past eight months and her commitment to our equity and social justice work and our efforts in employee engagement, development and recruitment.

Please join me in welcoming Dave to King County. He, and our collective team, are dedicated to making this the best place to work.

Thank you,



Whitney Abrams
Director of Employee Engagement and Support