Citycounty Insurance Services (CIS) has named Eric Yahnke as their next Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Yahnke will join CIS from the City of North Bend, Oregon, where he currently serves as their CFO/Financial Director.
Cathy Lee has been named to the position of General Manager for the Carmichael Water District. Ms. Lee comes to the District from the Stockton East Water District, where she has served since 2015 as District Engineer and then Assistant General Manager.
The City of Redlands has selected James Topoleski to serve as their next Fire Chief. Mr. Topoleski has been with the Redlands Fire Department since 1986, in a multiple roles of increasing responsibility. Since 2005, he has been serving as Battalion Chief. He will begin in his new role on March 9.
John Hudgison has been selected as the next Construction Services Manager/Chief Building Official for the City of Tampa. Mr. Hudgison will join the City after serving as the Building Inspections & Code Enforcement Director for the Columbus Consolidated Government since 2015. He will begin in his new role on April 20.
Alan Neff has been named by the North Central Regional Transit District as their next Transit Operations Manager. Mr. Neff comes to the District from Pueble Transit, where has has served since 2014 in multiple roles, most recently as the Street Supervisor. He will begin in his new role on March 9.
The Navajo Housing Authority has selected Frank Dayish as their next Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Dayish brings over 28 years of extensive tribal, federal and commercial procurement experience in the health, aerospace and mining industries to his new position. He will come to the Authority from the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, where he has served as the Director of the Division of Acquisition Management and Contracts since 2016. He will begin in his new role on March 2.
DeAnna Hilbrants has assumed the role of Assistant Manager; Division Manager - Generation for the City of Santa Clara - Silicon Valley Power. Ms. Hilbrants came to the City from the City of Millbrae, where she held progressively more responsible roles including Finance Director. She began her new role on February 24.
Laura Neal has been selected to serve as the Deputy Director of Family & Children's Services for the County of Monterey. Ms. Neal has 27 years of experience leading teams at Lucas County Children Services in Lucas County, and comes to the County from The Annie E. Casey Foundation, where she is currently serving as a National Child Care Strategic Consultant. She will begin her new role on March 16.
Esa Ehmen-Krause has been selected for the role of Chief Probation Officer for Contra Costa County. Ms. Ehmen-Krause will join the County after serving as the Assistant Chief Probation Officer at the Alameda County Probation Department since 2015. She will begin her new position on March 15.
Rudy Chow has been selected by the City of Redlands to serve as their next Director of Municipal Utilities and Engineering. Mr. Chow comes to the City from the City of Baltimore, where he has served since 2011, most recently as the Director of Department of Public Works. He will begin his new role on March 2.
TheCity of Shafter has selected Gabriel Gonzalez to assume the role of City Manager. Mr. Gonzalez comes to the City with over 25 years of experience working in executive management roles in small, medium and large cities, including 15 years as city manager, one year as assistant city manager and six years as finance director. He is currently serving as the city administrator for the City of Gilroy. He will begin in his new role on March 16.
Kenneth Chapa has been selected for and assumed the role of Economic Development Director for the City of Avondale. Mr. Chapa joined the City after serving as the Manager/Interim Director/Economic Development Officer for the City of Henderson Office of Economic Development since 2016. He began in his new role on January 20.
The City of Las Vegas has selected Tammy Malich as their next Director of Youth Development and Social Innovation. Ms. Malich has worked with the City since 2013 as the Assistant Superintendent. She will begin her new role on February 5.
Ronald Dickerson has accepted the position of Deputy Executive Officer, System Security and Law Enforcement with LA Metro. Mr. Dickerson began his new role on February 3.
Clark County has appointed Kristin Cooper to the position of Assistant Director of Social Services (Housing and Community Development). Ms. Cooper has been with the County since 1998 in various departments and roles. She will begin in her new role on February 10.
Manuel Acosta has been selected to serve as the next Director of Community Development for the City of Bell. Mr. Acosta comes to the City from Transtech Engineers, Inc., where he has served as a Contract Planner since 2017. He will begin in his new role on February 18.
Stacey Ambrose has been named as the next Enviornmental Services Manager for the Mountain View Sanitary District. Ms. Ambrose has been the Environmental Services Manager for the City of American Canyon since 2008. She will begin in her new role on February 17.
The City of Austin has named Angela Means as their new Assistant Director of Customer and Employee Experience. Ms. Means has a strong background in public administration, strategic and operational leadership, staff development and change management. Additionally, she has over 20 years of experience in local government, and has worked for the City of Austin since 2007 in increasingly responsible roles. She will assume her new role in February 2020.
Shannon Heimer has been selected for the position of Division Manager for the City of San Jose - Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department. Ms. Heimer has been with the City since 1999 in various roles, most recently as the General Manager of the Happy Hollow Park & Zoo.
The City of San Jose has selected Torie O'Reilly for the position of Division Manager for their Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department. Ms. O'Reilly has worked with the City since 1999 in increasingly responsible roles, and will transition to the Division Manager role from her current role as Parks Manager.
Kristin Maithonis has assumed the role of Assistant Director of Housing Services for the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino. Prior to joining the Housing Authority, she served as Housing Manager for the City of Norwalk since 2001. She began in her new role on December 16.
Bob Green has been named by LA Metro as their next Chief of Systems Security and Law Enforcement. Mr. Green has been with the Los Angeles Police Department since 1977 in a variety of roles, most recently as Deputy Chief. He will begin in his new role on February 1.
Roland Behee has been selected as the next Director of Planning and Development for Community Transit. Mr. Behee has been part of the Community Transit Planning and Development team for more than 20 years, joining as a GIS Coordinator in 1998. During his tenure, he served in multiple roles, most recently as the Manager of Planning. He assumed his new role on December 30.
The City of Richmond has appointed Laura Snideman to the position of City Manager. Ms. Snideman will come to the City from the City of Fairfield, where she has served as Assistant City Manager since 2014. She will assume her new role on January 27.
Eleanor Torres has been selected for the position of Director of Government Relations for the Port of Long Beach. Ms. Torres joined the Port of Long Beach after serving the Orange County Water District since 2008 as the Director of Public Affairs. She began in her new role on December 30.
Joel Paulsen has been appointed to the position of Executive Director for the Metro Flood Diversion Authority. Mr. Paulsen comes to the Authority from Stantec Consulting, where he has served as a Senior Associate and Office Lead since 2018.
The City of Avondale has selected Kevin Murphy to assume the role of Development and Engineering Services Director. Mr. Murphy will join the City on January 6, 2020, after serving as Senior Principal at Civil and Environmental Consultants since 2017.
Jim Pruett has been selected as the next General Manager for the San Mateo County Harbor District. Mr. Pruett has nearly 30 years in service to the United States, and comes to the District from the Eleventh Coast Guard District in Alameda, California, where he currently serves as Chief of Staff since 2017. He will begin in his new role on December 11, 2019.
The Alameda County Transportation Commission has named Tess Lengyel as their next Executive Director. Ms. Lengyel has been with Alameda County in increasingly responsible roles since January, 2000. She has been serving as the Deputy Executive Director of Planning & Policy at the Alameda County Transportation Commission since 2013, and will begin in her new role on December 31, 2019.
Merry Monlux has been selected as the City of Hayward’s Deputy City Clerk. She most recently served as Deputy City Clerk for the City of Fremont. Ms. Monlux’s start date is October 30, 2019.
An Tran has been selected to assume the role of Chief Deputy Director for the County of Orange Social Services Agency. Mr. Tran has worked with the County for over 20 years in increasingly responsible roles. He most recently served as the Division Director of Administrative Services with the County of Orange Social Services Agency. He began his new role on October 11, 2019.
Trameka Jewett has been named as the next Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Missouri City, TX. Ms. Jewett comes to the City with 12 years' experience in Texas Emergency Management. She currently serves as the Regional Training and Exercise Coordinator for the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council (since 2013) and as Adjunct Instructor at the College of the Mainland (since 2017). She will begin in her new role on September 30, 2019.
The State of Montana Department of Environmental Quality has selected Angela Colamaria to assume the role of Chief Legal Counsel. Ms. Colamaria comes to the Department from the White House Office of Management and Budget, where she has served as the Infrastructure Permitting Team Lead since 2015. She will begin in her new role on November 18, 2019.
The City of Banning has selected Ralph Wright as its next Director of Parks and Recreation. Mr. Wright is an experienced municipal executive with over 30 years of wide-ranging experience in the Parks and Recreation field. He comes to the City from the Town of Apple Valley, where he has served as Parks and Recreation Manager since 2009. He will begin his new role on September 23.
Maria Chavez-Vasquez has been selected and has assumed the role of Deputy Director, Environmental Services - CIP for the City of San Jose. Ms. Chavez-Vasquez brings over 17 years of experience in the wastewater field in both the United States and Canada. She has worked with the City of San Jose Capital Improvement Program since 2012. She began her new role on August 25.
Kevin Berghaus has been selected as the next Fleet Manager for the Orange County Fire Authority. Before embarking on his new role, he served as the Fleet Manager of Corporate Operations for Young's Market Company in Tustin, CA. He began in his new role on September 3, 2019.
The Transportation Authority of Marin has selected Anne Richman as its next Executive Director. Ms. Richman comes to the agency with nearly 20 years experience in the transportation field in the Bay Area. She is currently the Director of Programming and Allocation for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission in San Francisco, CA, where she has served since 2007 in increasingly responsible roles. She will begin in her new role on October 1, 2019.
Chris Woods has been named the Director, Human Services Agency for San Joaquin County. Mr. Woods has over 20 years with the County, most recently serving as the Assistant Director of the Human Services Agency. He started in his new role in September.
Cindy Charan has been selected as the Executive Director, Personnel Commission of Alameda County Office of Education. Ms. Charan is a human resources professional with over 13 years of senior management experience. She most recently served as the Human Resources Director for the State Bar of California. Her start date is September 16th.
The City of Oxnard has selected Katie Casey as their next Communications and Marketing Manager. Ms. Casey has worked for the past seven years in local government and brings more than 15 years of experience spearheading strategic communications campaigns. She will come to the City of Oxnard from the West Basin Municipal Water District, where she currently serves as Public Information Specialist II. She will begin in her new role on August 26.
The City of Colombia has appointed John Glascock to the position of City Manager. Mr. Glascock has served as Columbia’s interim City Manager since November of 2018. Over his 16+ year career with the City, Glascock has served as Chief Engineer, Director of Public Works and, prior to his appointment as interim City Manager, Deputy City Manager for three years. During his tenure as interim City Manager he has appointed an interim Police Chief and addressed community concerns regarding the Police Department, reorganized the City Manager’s Office to gain efficiencies and focused on relationship building with City stakeholders. Prior to joining the City, Glascock had a 20-year engineering career with MoDOT. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri and is a registered professional engineer. His appointment is effective immediately.
The City of San Jose has selected Miguel Bernal to be their next <Insurance and Risk Manager. Mr. Bernal brings considerable experience in risk management and mitigation to the City. He most recently worked with the CorVel Corporation. He will begin in his new role on July 29, 2019.
Julie Nemes has been selected as the next Finance Manager for the Orange County Fire Authority. Ms. Nemes comes to Orange County with over 18 years of experience in public accounting, private accounting, financial consulting and municipal finance. She most recently served as the Treasury Manage/Finance Manager for the City of Santa Barbara Finance Department. She will begin in her new role on August 2, 2019.
LA Metro has selected Cindy Kim to assume the role of Chief Ethics Officer. Ms. Kim comes to LA Metro with over 18 years of legal, compliance and ethics experience and most recently served as the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer at Florida Atlantic University. She will begin in her new role on August 26, 2019.
Mike Blondino will start in his new role as District Administrator for the Carmichael Recreation and Park District on July 22. Mr. Blondino has almost 30 years of parks and recreation experience, most recently serving as Parks and Landscape Manager at the City of San Mateo.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has selected Lonnie Spikes as its next Human Resources Director. Mr. Spikes has many years of experience in State government, the private sector and the military most recently serving as the Talent Acquisition and Benefits Manager for Washington State Department of Licensing. His start date is July 16, 2019.
Patrick Zuroske has been selected to serve as the next Assistant Director of General Services – Capital Projects and Facilities Management for the County of Santa Barbara. He will come to the County from the County of Marin where he has worked since 2014, most recently as the Capital Projects Division Manager. He will begin in his new role on July 29, 2019.
LA Metro has named Yvette Rapose as their next Chief Communications Manager. Since January of this year, Ms.Rapose has served as the Interim Chief Communications Manager, and has worked with the organization since 2002. Her new role began on June 3, 2019.
Jon Cicirelli has been named as the new Director of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services for the City of San Jose. Mr. Cicirelli has worked for the City since 2003 in increasingly responsible roles and has served as the Acting Director of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services since August 2018. He formally assumed the role on June 25, 2019.
The County of Imperial has appointed Veronica Rodriguez as its Director of Social Services. Ms. Rodriguez most recently served as Mental Health Program Manager for San Bernardino County. Her start date is July 8, 2019.
Jim de la Loza has been appointed to the position of Chief Planning Officer for LA Metro. Mr. de la Loza is currently the Senior Vice President for HNTB Corporation and will begin in his new role with LA Metro on July 8, 2019.
The Sacramento County Employees' Retirement System has named Stephen Lau as their next General Counsel. Mr. Lau has served as the Assistant General Counsel for the California Department of Business Oversight since 2014, and will begin in his new role immediately.
Joan Malloy has been named as the next City Manager for the City of Union City. Ms. Malloy has been with the City since 2004 in increasingly responsible roles, including Planner, Planning Manager, and Economic & Community Manager. She will transition to her new role on July 1, 2019.
The City of Glendale has selected Donald Paredez to serve as their Housing Services Administrator. Mr. Paradez will come to the City from the Mobile Housing Board, where he serves as the Compliance & Operations Manager. He will begin in his new role on July 1, 2019.
Vicki Rios has assumed the role of Assistant City Manager for the City of Glendale. Ms. Rios has been with the City serving as Budget & Finance Director since 2013. She moved to her new role on May 20, 2019.
The Desert Healthcare District and Foundation has named Conrado Barzaga, MD to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Barzaga is a medically trained nonprofit leader who spent the past seven years as the president and CEO of the Center for Oral Health. Prior to that, Bárzaga served as a senior program officer for First 5 LA, vice-president for Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, and in various other leadership positions focusing on health education and public health. Throughout his career, he has developed and strengthened key partnerships with nonprofit providers, as well as state and local government agencies. He will begin in his new role on July 31, 2019.
As of May 1, 2019, Jaime Fontes has assumed the role of City Manager for the City of East Palo Alto. Ms. Fontes had most recently served as City Manager for the City of Greenfield, CA, managing seven City departments and the City Groundwater Sustainability Authority.
The City of Tulsa has selected Becky Gligo for the position of Housing Policy Director. Ms. Gligo joined the City after serving as the Director of Portfolio Management for the Tulsa Public Schools. She assumed her new role on June 10, 2019.
Robin Young has been selected by the City of Hayward as its next Deputy Director of Human Resources. Ms. Young has over 20 years of HR experience, most recently serving with the City of Alameda. Her start date is June 10th.
The City of Bell Gardens has named Michael O'Kelly as their next City Manager. Mr. O'Kelly comes to the City with over 20 years of progressively responsible financial and administrative experience, and over 15 years of experience in executive management roles with government organizations. He currently serves as the City Treasurer and Director of Administrative Services for the City of Fullerton. He will begin in his new role on June 4, 2019.
The City of Las Vegas has named Greg Weitzel as their next Director of Parks and Recreation. Mr. Weitzel will come to the City from the City of Idaho Falls, Idaho, where he has been serving as the Director of Parks and Recreation since 2012. He will begin in his new role on July 3, 2019.
The General Services Agency of Alameda County has selected Detra Dillon as their next Procurement Administrator. Ms. Dillon most recently served as the Manager of Purchasing for Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). She starts in her new role on May 20th.
The City of Carson has named Sharon Landers as their new City Manager. She joins the City with a wealth of experience, including 12 years as Assistant City Manager with the City of Irvine. Ms. Landers began in her new position on May 8, 2019.
Diane Rundles has been named as Assistant HR Director for San Bernardino County. Ms. Rundles comes to the County from the County of Riverside, where she is currently serving as Deputy HR Director. She will begin with San Bernardino County in her new role on May 1.
On April 1, Alan Gardner assumed the role of General Manager for the Valley of the Moon Water District. Mr. Gardner joined the District with significant experience, most recently with the Clearlake Oaks County Water District, where he served as General Manager since 2015.
The East Contra Costa Irrigation District (ECCID) has selected Aaron Trott to serve as their next General Manager. Mr. Trott comes to ECCID from the City of Modesto, where he has served as the Utilities Manager since 2000. He will begin at ECCID on April 15, 2019.
Armond Sarkis has been named as the next CEO/Risk Manager for the Yolo County Public Agency Risk Management Insurance Authority (YCPARMIA). Mr. Sarkis joins YCPARMIA after serving as the Risk Manager for the Conejo Valley Unifed School District since 2017. He begins in his new role on April 10, 2019.
Susan Parker started on March 28th in her new role as Assistant County Administrative Officer with Lake County, California. Ms. Parker has served as City Administrator of Elroy, Wisconsin; Town Manager of Crested Butte, Colorado and most recently as Town Administrator of Sunset Beach, North Carolina.
Therese McMillan has assumed the role of Executive Director for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC). Ms. McMillan embarks on this role with significant experience, including eight years as the Deputy Executive Director with MTC. She returned to MTC from her role as Chief Planning Officer with LA Metro since 2016.
The Town of Paradise Valley has named Jill Keimach as their next Town Manager. Ms. Keimach comes to Paradise Valley with significant experience in community development and management, most recently at the City of Alameda, where she served as City Manager. She will begin in her new role on May 20, 2019.
Marlene Garcia has been selected for the position of Executive Director for the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC). Ms. Garcia will join CSAC after serving as the Manager, K-12 and Higher Education Strategic Initiatives Group since 2012. She will assume her new role with CSAC in May, 2019
The Schools Excess Liability Fund (SELF) has named David George as their next Chief Executive Officer. Mr. George brings 27 years experience in the Risk Management industry to his new role at SELF, and comes to the organization from the San Francisco Unified School District/COE, where he has served at the Executive Director, Risk Management since 2008. He will begin in his new role in March, 2019
Patricia Song has been named as the next Finance Director for the City of Garden Grove. Ms. Song brings over 15 years of professional experience working for cities comparable to Garden Grove, including her current role as the Manager of Fiscal SErvices for the City of Irvine. She will begin in her new role on April 29, 2019.
The City of Bozeman, MT has selected James Henderson to be its next Director of Human Resources. Mr. Henderson most recently served as Human Resources/Risk Manager for Klamath County, Oregon. His start date is March 25th.
Aston Green has been selected as the next Executive Officer/Deputy Chief of System Security & Law Enforcement for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA METRO). Since 2019 Mr. Greene has served as the Major/Commander for the Office of System Security & Emergency Management with the Metropolitan Altanta Rapid Transit Authority Police Department. He will begin in his new role on April 8.
Tracy New started her new role as the Director of Finance & Budget for the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission on February 18th. She has many years of finance and accounting experience, most recently serving as the Director of Business Service for the Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection District.
The County of Santa Barbara has named Lisa Plowman as their next Director of Planning and Development. Ms. Plowman comes to the County from the RRM Design Group, where she served as Office Leader and Planning Manager since 2013. She will begin in her new role on March 18.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District has named Nahal Mogharabi as their next Director of Communications. Ms. Mogharabi will join the District after serving as a Public Affairs Specialist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency since 2009. She will begin in her new role in March 2019.
The City of Aurora has appointed Stephen Ruger to the position of City Clerk. Mr. Ruger comes to the City from the City of Rio Rancho, where he served as City Clerk since 2012. He began his new role on January 14.
Anabelle Hernandez has been appointed to the position of Deputy Executive Officer for LA Metro. Ms. Hernandez comes to LA Metro from the Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, where she has served as the Branch Chief of Surface and Rail Security Technology Transportation since 2009. She will begin in her new role on January 28.< BACK TO EXECUTIVE SEARCH