IN BRIEF: Former Rockdale County Human Resources Director Jeff Pogue passed away Monday night of natural causes. Pogue, 62, had suffered a stroke a couple weeks ago. Funeral arrangements, through Scot Ward Funeral services, are being determined. Pogue was hired as head of the county HR department starting late 2009 until spring 2011, when he left to pursue other interests.
Prior to working at Rockdale County, Pogue was chief human resources official with manufacturing companies across the southeast, the personnel/office manager for the city of Chattanooga's public works department and as a consultant in human relations, employee relations and labor relations. Pogue received a Master's degree in industrial/organizatonal psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.