Recruitment Team

Joanne Peterson

Executive Recruiter

Joanne Peterson is a proven visionary and leader in supporting and sustaining a healthy workplace culture. Ms. Peterson has over twenty-five years of direct experience in the public sector. She has worked with local government organizations and associations, predominately in human resource management, County management, and metropolitan transportation authority among others. Prior to joining CPS HR Consulting she served as the Chief Human Capital & Development Officer for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. In this role, she served as department chief leading a staff of HR professionals that is comprised of eight operating units, including Talent Acquisition (recruitment, selection hiring, compensation & classification and employee on-boarding), Strategic Workforce Planning (short/long term workforce projects, succession planning, and veteran outreach), Employee Relations and Talent Development (employee readiness and employee advancement), Labor Relations, Pension and Benefits and General Services. She has built world-class workforce programs with a focus on change management, leadership development and strategic planning. The hallmark of her career has been to develop our future leaders while building strategic workforce plans.

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Talent Acquisition Manager
Seattle City Light

Terri Abbe

Seattle City Light has selected Terri Abbe to assume the role of Talent Acquisition Manager. Ms. Abbe comes to the Agency previously serving as the Senior Manager of Recruiting for Amazon. Ms. Abbe has over 10 years of Talent Acquisition leadership experience. She will begin in her role on March 1.