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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County Counsel
County of Ventura, CA

Tiffany North

County of Ventura, CA has selected Tiffany North to assume the role of County Counsel. Ms. Wood comes to the County previously serving as the Assistant County Counsel for the County of Riverside, where she helped to lead 84 deputy attorneys and staff in four offices throughout the County with an annual departmental budget of approximately $16 million. She will begin in her role on April 21, 2021.

Executive Director
Santa Clara County Housing Authority (SCCHA)

Preston Prince

Santa Clara County Housing Authority has selected Preston Prince to assume the role of Executive Director. Mr. Prince previously served as executive director and CEO of the Fresno Housing Authority where he helped lead successful homeless programs, established positive partnerships with community organizations and residential developers, and prioritized transparency and ethics. He will start in his role on April 30, 2021.