PLACEMENT NEWS: City of Long Beach Appoints Alejandrina “Alex” Basquez as Human Resources Director


The City of Long Beach was pleased to welcome Alejandrina “Alex” Basquez as their new Human Resources Director earlier this month following a nationwide search.

Long Beach City Manager Pat West noted that Alex’s extensive background and varied experience make her ideal for the position. “Her commitment to public sector service and track record of implementing innovative human resource solutions will be a great addition to our City Management Team,” he said.

Alex previously served as Assistant General Manager of the Los Angeles Personnel Department, where she oversaw a staff of 142 full-time employees and a variety of citywide programs. She has over 26 years of professional experience in the public sector and brings skills in both human resource management and labor relations to her new position. In Long Beach, Alex has a full-time team of 42 and a budget of just under $21 million.

“I am very excited at the opportunity to serve the Long Beach community and lead the Human Resources Department,” said Alex. “I believe human resource management is key to a City’s success because it can enable City departments to deliver programs and services in the most efficient manner possible and provide a quality customer service experience for City residents.”

The City’s newest HR Director holds an MA in Public Policy from the University of Chicago and a BA in Social Ecology from the University of California, Irvine. She is a Long Beach native who graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School.