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Director Leonardo Brown


A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, and a 1994 graduate of C.E. Byrd Math/Science Magnet, Leonardo Brown earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Dillard University in 1998. He received his Masters of Business Administration from Louisiana State University (Shreveport) and his Certified Public Manager credentials from Stephen F. Austin State University.

Brown has 19 years of progressive management and leadership experience in both the private and public sector. During the eight years he has worked for Smith County, he has advanced from the position of director of Human Resources to county administrator.

Brown is married to Kyntoshia Brown, and they have two sons.

As a youth, Brown was a member of the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), Boy Scouts of America, Key Club, and Top Teens of America. As a college student, he joined INROADS of Louisiana, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and served as a tutor and mentor for elementary and middle schools kids in New Orleans with the Men of Camphor Hall community outreach program and Upward Bound. As a working adult, he volunteers with organizations such as the East Texas Food Bank, Indian Association of East Texas, Upward Sports, the Tyler Organization of Men, Leadership Tyler, the Tyler Area Business Education Council, and the Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County. Brown is a member of the North Tenneha Church of Christ, and has been a part of the North Tenneha Leadership team for five years.


200 E. Ferguson, Suite 202
Tyler, Texas 75702

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M - F

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Smith County Human Resources Department to provide the following quality services to the employees of Smith County:

Recruitment of qualified individuals; Retention of valuable employees; Training, development and education to promote individual success and increase overall value to Smith County; Provide and promote a safe and healthy work environment; Inspire and encourage a high level of employee morale through recognition, effective communication and delivering constant feedback; Provide resources for administering benefits, policies and procedures. These services are achieved via a team work philosophy that is based on effective organizational skills and proactive efforts.

Smith County- "Striving for Excellence"

We encourage all interested persons to apply for open positions for which they feel they are qualified.

Call our Job Line at (903) 590-4644.

Collins, Jaye Lynn

  • Departments:Human Resources
  • Title:Administrative Assistant
  • Phone:(903) 590-4644
  • Fax:(903) 590-4640
  • Email:
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