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
Sonoma County Library, CA

Erika Thibault

Sonoma County Library has selected Erika Thibault to assume the role of Library Director. Ms. Thibault was previously serving as the Interim Library Director with the County. Ms. Thibault has over 17 years of experience in public libraries, with 13 years in a supervisory, management, and administrative role. She will begin in her role immediately.

Urban Forester (Program Manager)
City of San Jose, CA

Sara Davis

City of San Jose has selected Sara Davis to assume the role of Urban Forester (Program Manager). Ms. Davis comes to the City previously serving as the City Forester for the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea. She will begin in her role on February 21.

Human Resources Director
City of Tucson

Suzette Yaezenko

City of Tucson has selected Suzette Yaezenko to assume the role of Human Resources Director. Ms. Yaezenko comes to the City previously serving as the Strategic HR Leader and Consultant for Soule Consulting. Ms. Yaezenko has over 20 years in progressive HR leadership roles driving strategy and execution of HR operations for thousands of employees. She will begin in her role on January 2.

City Attorney
City of East Palo Alto

John Le

The City of East Palo Alto, CA has selected John Le to assume the role of City Attorney. Mr. Lee comes to the City having previously served as the Assistant City Attorney for East Palo Alto. Mr. Le has experience in public law, including land use/planning, affordable housing, and CEQA compliance. He will begin in his role on December 6.

Public Works Director
City of Red Bluff, CA

Scott Miller

City of Red Bluff has selected Scott Miller to assume the role of Public Works Director. Mr. Miller comes to the City having previously served as the Assistant Public Works Director and Airport Manager for Red Bluff. Mr. Miller's extensive private sector experience uniquely provides him with the perspective of achieving tangible and timely results and the empathy of what the developer experiences through the permitting process. He will begin his role on January 23.

Human Resources Director
City of Littleton

Tracy Hooker

City of Littleton has selected Tracy Hooker to assume the role of Human Resources Director. Ms. Hooker comes to the City previously serving as the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources for University of Colorado. Ms. Hooker has fourteen years of experience in the human resources field, with more than ten years in a leadership role. She will begin in her role on October 10.

Executive Director
Imperial County Transportation Commission

David Aguirre

Imperial County Transportation Commission has selected David Aguirre to assume the role of Executive Director. Mr. Aguirre was previously serving as the Interim Executive Director/Transit and Administration Program Manager with the Agency. He will begin in his role on January 3.

County Administrative Officer
Trinity County, CA

Trent Tuthill

Trinity County has selected Trent Tuthill to assume the role of County Administrative Officer. Mr. Tuthill comes to the County previously serving as the Director of Contracting for the US Air Force. Mr. Tuthill has over 30 years of government experience in operations, strategic planning, personnel, support services, budget planning/execution, program management, contract development, and management and international partnerships. He will begin in his role on April 19.