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 Policy Analyst
Utah Transit Authority

Neiufi Longi

The Utah Transit Authority has selected Neiufi Longi to assume the role of Public Policy Analyst. Mr. Longi comes to the Transit Authority previously serving as the State of Utah Opioid Response (SOR) Program Administrator – Office of Substance Use and Mental Health. Mr. Longi has authored over 50 information briefs and presentations for federal partners, Utah's legislature, department executives, and the public. He will begin in his role on October 2.

Human Resources Director
Jackson County, OR

Jonian Scofield

Jackson County has selected Jonian Scofield to assume the role of Human Resources Director. Mr. Scofield comes to the County previously serving as the Human Resources Director for Josephine County. Mr. Scofield has 19 years of human resources experience including Recruitment, Labor Relations, Policy Creation, and Benefit Administration. He will begin in his role on September 5.

Independent Performance Auditor
San Diego Association of Governments

Courtney Ruby

San Diego Association of Governments has selected Courtney Ruby to assume the role of Independent Performance Auditor. Ms. Rudy comes to the Association previously serving as the City Auditor for the City of Oakland. Ms. Ruby has Garnered local, statewide, and national interest and received a prestigious national award, the ALGA Knighton award for the Non-Interference in Administrative Affairs Performance Audit and was recognized as one of the “Top 15 Most Influential Professionals” by the American Center for Government Auditing. She will begin in her role on November 14.

General Manager
Indian Wells Valley Water District, CA

George Croll

Indian Wells Valley Water District has selected George Croll to assume the role of General Manager. Mr. Croll comes to the District previously serving as the General Manager for the United States Air Force. Mr. Croll has over 25 years of Public Service for the HQ EPA in Washington DC and US Air Force/Space Force at Vandenberg AFB in Santa Barbara County CA. He will begin in his role immediately.

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

Kate Eppler

City of Richmond has selected Kate Eppler to assume the role of Deputy Director of Community Services - Library. Ms. Eppler comes to the City previously serving as the Digital Equity Manager, Community Programs and Partnerships for San Francisco Public Library. Ms. Eppler has designed, implemented and coordinated system-wide programs and service to increase digital equity and brings over 16 years of experience in public libraries. She will begin in her role on August 7.

Chief Deputy Registrar of Voters
County of Riverside, CA

Alice Kim

The County of Riverside has selected Alice Kim to assume the role of Chief Deputy Registrar of Voters. Ms. Kim comes to the County previously serving as the Staff Development Coordinator for the San Diego Registrar of Voters. Ms. Kim has revised election-specific Poll Worker Training Manual, including ePollbook Manual, Poll Worker Checklists, Poll Worker Job Aids, and brings over 10 years of management experience. She will begin in her role on November 11.

Director of Human Resources
Trinity County

Laila Cassis

Trinity County has selected Laila Cassis to assume the role of Director of Human Resources. Ms. Cassis comes to the County previously serving as the Chief HR Consultant for Cassis Consulting. Ms. Cassis provides advanced human resources consulting and guidance to clients and associates/employees in compliance with company policy and federal, state, international, and local laws and has served as legal, operations, and HR advisor to the hospitality industry – hotels, restaurants, and retail establishments. She will begin in her role on September 1.