Barbara Gibson


On January 2, 2017, Governor Roy Cooper appointed Barbara Gibson to serve as the Director of the North Carolina Office of State Human Resources (OSHR).

Ms. Gibson is an experienced state government veteran; she has held various leadership roles in Human Resources with several state agencies.

Prior to joining OSHR, Ms. Gibson led the HR department at the NC Department of Justice for the last 16 years. Before that, she served eight years as the HR Director at the NC Department of Labor as well as various HR roles in the private sector at IBM and the Walt Disney Company.

Ms. Gibson has a master’s degree in industrial relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

She is married and has two adult children.