Recruitment Team

Pamela Derby

Manager/Executive Recruiter
pderby@cpshr.us916-471-3126

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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Library Director
City of Monterey

Brian Edwards

City of Monterey has selected Brian Edwards to assume the role of Director of Library Services. Mr. Edwards comes to the City previously serving as the Library Division Director for Alameda County Library and Fremont Libraries. He will begin in his role immediately.

County Executive Officer
County of Ventura, CA

Sevet Johnson

County of Ventura has selected Sevet Johnson to assume the role of County Executive Officer. Ms. Johnson was previously serving as the Interim Chief Executive Officer for the County. She will begin in her role immediately.

Deputy Director of Community Services - Library
City of Richmond, CA

Diana Lopez

Contra Costa County has selected Diana Lopez to assume the role of Deputy Director of Community Services - Library. Ms. Lopez comes to the County previously serving as the Branch Manager/Education Initiatives Coordinator for Marin County Free Library. She will begin in her role on August 8.

City Manager
City of Littleton

James Becklenberg

City of Littleton has selected James Becklenberg to assume the role of City Manager. Mr. Becklenberg comes to the City previously serving as the City Manager for City of Evans. Mr. Becklenberg has 25 years of experience in city management. He will begin in his role on July 10.

Chief Customer Experience Officer
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, CA

Jennifer Vides Hirsch

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has selected Jennifer Vides Hirsch to assume the role of Chief Customer Experience Officer. Ms. Vides Hirsch comes to the Authority previously serving as the Chief Customer Experience Officer for SCRRA. She will begin in her role immediately.