Jim Hartmann was sworn in as Wake County Manager on April 14, 2014, and retired from Wake County, effective October 28, 2017.
 
As Manager, Hartmann was responsible for the administration of all County departments and agencies under the guidance of the Board of Commissioners and for maintaining effective relationships with community partners and other government agencies. He also advised the Commissioners on financial matters and services and implemented Commissioners’ policies and goals.
 
Hartmann previously served as manager of Seminole County, Fla., manager of Alexandria, Va., and administrator of Spartanburg County, S.C. He has also held local government leadership roles in Colorado and Orange County, Fla.

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He holds a bachelor of arts in public administration and Master's of Public Administration from the University of Central Florida.