Kissimmee Utility Authority recently appointed Cindy Herrera as their vice president of human resources. She brings more than 19 years of human resources experience to the position.

Herrera will report to KUA president and general manager Brian Horton and will oversee the utility’s human resources functions, including employment, compensation, benefits, employee relations, pension, risk management, employee training/development, and safety and workers’ compensation programs.

Herrera has served as the utility’s assistant vice president of human resources since 2007. She previously served as director of human resources at the Celebration Hotel and is the first Hispanic to join KUA’s executive staff.

“I’m pleased to add such a seasoned executive to our leadership team,” said Horton. “Cindy’s expertise will help the department continue the good work that it has already accomplished, and she will play an integral role in enhancing the utility’s reputation as an exceptional workplace.”

Brian Horton

President and General Manager, Kissimmee Utility Authority

Herrera is a Certified Public Manager and holds a Masters of Human Resources Management degree from Walden University. She is a Senior Certified Professional with the Society for Human Resources Management, and a graduate of the Leadership Osceola County program.

Herrera succeeds Dr. Wilbur Hill, who retires in January after more than 17 years with the utility.