Recruitment Team

Pamela Derby

Manager/Executive Recruiter

Pam Derby has over 25 years of experience in managing public relations and client services in both the public and private sector. Since joining CPS HR Executive Search in 2003, she has managed a wide range of recruitments for state, city, county and special district executives including city manager, assistant and deputy city manager, executive director, general manager, police chief, fire chief, community and economic development director, human resource director, finance director, public works director, registrar of voters, library director, and director of information technology in addition to specialized support positions. Prior to joining CPS HR Executive Search, Ms. Derby served as the Aide to the Yuba County Board of Supervisors serving as the Board’s liaison to County Department Heads, the community, and the media. Previous to her local government service, Ms. Derby served in the private sector and with several non-profit lobbying associations where she was responsible for the management of several large consumer groups.

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Public Relations and Legislative Affairs Manager
City of Modesto

Andrew Gonzales

City of Modesto has selected Andrew Gonzales to assume the role of Public Relations and Legislative Affairs Manager. Mr. Gonzales comes to the City previously serving as the Political/Communications Liaison for SMART Local 105. He will begin in his role on March 1.

Deputy Director, Social Services - Administrative Services
County of Monterey, CA

Brette Neal

County of Monterey has selected Brette Neal to assume the role of Deputy Director, Social Services - Administrative Services. Ms. Neal has been with the County for over 13 years and previously served as the Departmental Human Resources Manager. She will begin in her role immediately.

Senior Counsel
Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Andrea Visveshwara

Metropolitan Transportation Commission has selected Andrea Visveshwara to assume the role of Senior Counsel. Ms. Visveshwara comes to the agency previously serving as the Interim City Attorney for City of Emeryville. She will begin in her role on March 7.