Recruitment Team

Frank Rojas

Executive Recruiter
frojas@cpshr.us916-471-3111

Frank Rojas is an Executive Recruiter with CPS HR Consulting. Frank brings over 30 years of recruiting experience from the highly competitive direct placement and contract labor industries as well the corporate environment. Mr. Rojas has significant experience placing corporate leaders, executive, professional and technical staff for government sector, non-profits, aerospace, architectural and engineering, information technology, petroleum and chemical, energy, power, civil/structural, transportation, landscaping and private industry. Mr. Rojas has established a strong client and customer base through trust, effective recruiting, relationship building and teamwork. After earning a B.A. degree at UC Berkeley, Mr. Rojas began his career in Contract Labor and over the next 20+ years launched seven start-up offices in several states and locations providing direct placement and contract support to hundreds of clients in virtually all industries and levels of talent. He continued his career in the non-profit environment managing and building a talent network during significant growth periods. Having been a speaker at several networking and career coaching venues, Frank believes in utilizing traditional recruiting methodology with social media. He has been named in the top 1% viewed profiles on LinkedIn.

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Director of Public Works
City of Carson, CA

Eliza Jane Whitman

City of Carson, CA has selected Eliza Jane Whitman to assume the role of Director of Public Works. Ms. Whitman is bringing more than 29 years of experience in engineering, construction of major water, transportation, environmental, energy and infrastructure projects for international federal, state and local agencies as well as private utilities and developers in the United States, Europe and Asia. She will begin in her role on January 25, 2021.

Economic Development Director
City of Ontario, CA

Jennifer McLain Hiramoto

City of Ontario, CA has selected Jennifer McLain Hiramoto to assume the role of Economic Development Director. Ms. McLain Hiramoto comes to the City previously serving as the Acting Assistant Director, Community Development for the City of Glendale, CA. She will begin in her role on February 22, 2021.

Chief Ethics Officer
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (METRO), CA

Paul Solis

LA Metro has selected Paul Solis to assume the role of Chief Ethics Officer. Mr. Solis comes to the Authority previously serving as the Deputy Chief Counsel for the Office of Congressional Ethics. He will begin in his role on December 7, 2020.

Director, Municipal Utilities and Engineering
City of Redlands, CA

John Harris

City of Redlands, CA has selected John Harris to assume the role of Municipal & Utilities Engineering Director. Mr. Harris comes to the City previously serving as the Director of Public Services for the City of Big Bear Lake. He will start in his role on December 7, 2020.

Assistant Public Works Director
City of Oxnard, CA

Steve Howlett

City of Oxnard has selected Steve Howlett to assume the role of Assistant Public Works Director. Mr. Howlett comes to the City with over 15 years of experience in Public Works. He will begin in his role on November 16.

County Executive Officer
County of Riverside

Jeffrey Van Wagenen

County of Riverside, CA has selected Jeffrey Van Wagenen to assume the role of County Executive Officer. Mr. Van Wagenen has been with the County of Riverside for over 10 years. He will begin in his role on February 10, 2021.

Public Works & Utility Services Director
City of Colton, CA

Brian Dickinson

City of Colton has selected Brian Dickinson to assume the role of Public Works & Utility Services Director. Mr. Dickinson comes to the City previously serving as the General Manager - Water Department for the City of Compton. He will begin in his role on February 8, 2021.

Division Director
Orange County Social Services Agency, CA

Jyothi Atluri

Orange County Social Service Agency has selected Jyothi Atluri to assume the role of Division Director. Ms. Atluri has been part of the OC SSA team for over 20 years. She will begin in her role on January 29, 2021.

Director of Finance
City of San Bernardino, CA

Barbara Whitehorn

City of San Bernardino has selected Barbara Whitehorn to assume the role of Director of Finance. Ms. Whitehorn comes to the City previously serving as the Chief Financial Officer for the City of Asheville, NC. She will start in her role on February 1, 2021.

City Manager
City of Salinas

Steve Carrigan

City of Salinas has selected Steve Carrigan to assume the role of City Manager. Mr. Carrigan comes to the City having most recently served the City of Merced as their City Manager. Mr. Carrigan brings over 10 years of experience in City Administration. He will begin in his role on January 11, 2021.

Assistant City Attorney
City of Oxnard

Paul Early

City of Oxnard, CA has selected Paul Early to assume the role of Assistant City Attorney. Mr. Early comes to the City previously serving as the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Moreno Valley. He will begin in his role on November 16, 2020.

General Manager
Kensington Police Protection & Community Services District (KPPCSD)

Marti Brown

Kensington Police Protection and Community Services District has selected Marti Brown to assume the role of General Manager. Ms. Brown comes to the District previously serving as the Project Manager, Community Development for the City of San Juan Bautista. She will start in her role on January 25, 2021.