Recruitment Team

Andrew Nelson

Senior Executive Recruiter
anelson@cpshr.us916-471-3329

Andrew's breadth and depth of experience in the public sector gives him a keen insight into the unique needs of public sector agencies. He is a former city manager and metropolitan planning organization director who brings his experience on the front lines of government service to assist public agencies in recruiting and retaining top talent. In his prior management roles, he worked with both internal departments and external state, local and federal agencies. His background includes municipal finance, court administration, transportation planning and transit management, grant administration, collective bargaining and general city management, as well as recruitment of a myriad of senior level roles. He is an active member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and has served on multiple task forces for the profession’s development. Andrew earned a master’s degree in public administration from Brigham Young University, where he specialized in local government management.

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Executive Project Manager
San Joaquin Area Flood Control Agency, CA

Omar Al-Hindi

San Joaquin Area Flood Control Agency has selected Omar Al-Hindi to assume the role of Executive Project Manager. Mr. Al-Hindi comes to the Agency previously serving as the Associate Civil Engineer for the City of South Pasadena. He brings over 30 years of engineering experience. He will begin in his role on May 10, 2021.

Manager of Facilities (Building Management Administrator)
City of San Jose, CA

Lisa Valerio

City of San Jose, CA has selected Lisa Valerio to assume the role of Manager of Facilities (Building Management Administrator). Ms. Valerio has been with the City for almost 20 years and has a wealth of knowledge in project management and administration. She will begin in her role on March 22, 2021.

Chief Executive Officer
Montana Public Health Institute

Matthew Kelley

Montana Public Health Institute has selected Matthew Kelley to assume the role of Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Kelley comes to the Agency previously serving as the Health Officer for the Gallatin City-County Health Department. Mr. Kelley brings a wealth of experience. He will begin in his role on July 12, 2021.

County Administrator
Flathead County, Montana

Pete Melnick

Flathead County has selected Pete Melnick to assume the role of County Administrator. Mr. Melnick comes to the County previously serving as the Strategic Advisor to the Assistant Secretary and Culture Officer with the United States Coast Guard. Mr. Melnick brings over 10 years of leadership experience. He will begin in his role on June 7, 2021.

Deputy Chief of Finance
FIRST 5 Santa Clara County

Maureen Shilling

FIRST 5 Santa Clara County has selected Maureen Shilling to assume the role of Deputy Chief of Finance. Ms. Shilling comes to the Agency previously serving as the Finance and Ops Leader for WeHOPE. Ms. Shilling brings over 10 years of finance experience. She will begin in her role on April 19, 2021.

Chief Systems Security and Law Enforcement Officer
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (METRO), CA

Judy Gerhardt

LA Metro has selected Judy Gerhardt to assume the role of Chief Systems Security and Law Enforcement Officer. Ms. Garhardt comes to the Agency having retired from the LA County Sheriff's Department after 40 years of service. She will begin in her role in April 2021.

Chief of Maintenance and Skilled Trades
East Bay Regional Park District

Robert Kennedy

East Bay Regional Park District has selected Robert Kennedy to assume the role of Chief of Maintenance and Skilled Trades. Mr. Kennedy comes to the District previously serving as the Interim Public Works Operations Manager, Sewer and Drainage for the City of Oakland and the Parks Manager for the City of Concord. He will begin in his role on April 12, 2021.

Chief Labor Relations Officer
Montgomery County

Jennifer Harling

Montgomery County, MD has selected Jennifer Harling to assume the role of Chief Labor Relations Officer. Ms. Harling comes to the County most recently serving as the Assistant Counsel for Negotiations for the National Treasury Employees Union. She will begin in her role on March 3, 2021.

City Clerk
City of Scottsdale, AZ

Benjamin Lane

City of Scottsdale, AZ has selected Benjamin Lane to assume the role of City Clerk. Mr. Lane comes to the City previously serving as the Deputy City Clerk for the City of Phoenix, AZ. He will begin in his role on March 8, 2021.