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CPS HR specializes in the recruitment and selection of executive level professionals in city, county, state, special district and non-profit agencies. Working in partnership with the governing body or selection team, we develop customized search strategies that focus on locating and recruiting qualified candidates who match the agency’s unique needs. Our experienced executive recruiters apply in-depth knowledge of public-agency operations, programs, and services as well as innovative recruitment techniques to provide you with a guided experience resulting in the most qualified candidates.

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Director of Finance
City of League City

Kimberly Corell

City of League City has selected Kimberly Corell to assume the role of Director of Finance. Ms. Corell comes to the City previously serving as the Department Controller/Director of Accounting for State of Colorado, Department of Revenue. Ms. Corell has twenty-five years of experience in the accounting field and over the years has worked in the service industry, software industry, and governmental accounting. She will begin in her role on November 29.

Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services Director
City of Fresno

Aaron Aguirre

City of Fresno has selected Aaron Aguirre to assume the role of Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services Director. Mr. Aguirre was serving as the Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services Assistant Director. Mr. Aguirre has over 13 years of experience working the City of Fresno. He will being in his role immediately.

Airports Director
City of Oklahoma City

Jeff Mulder

City of Oklahoma City has select Jeff Mulder to assume the role of Airports Director. Mr. Mulder comes to the City previously serving as Senior Consultant for Woolpert. Mr. Mulder has more than 30 years of aviation experience and 20 years of experience as an airport director. He will begin in his role on November 1.

Public Information Officer
City of San Bernardino, CA

Jeff Kraus

The City of San Bernardino, CA has selected Jeff Kraus to assume the role of Public Information Officer. Mr. Kraus comes to the City previously serving as the Director, Local Government and Community Relations for University of California, Riverside. Mr. Kraus will begin in his role on October 25.

Deputy City Manager
City of Aurora

Laura Perry

City of Aurora has selected Laura Perry to assume the role of Deputy City Manager. Ms. Perry comes to the City previously serving as the Capital Planning and Programming Director for the City and County of Denver. She will begin in her role on October 13.

Director of Planning
Utah Transit Authority

Russell Fox

Utah Transit Authority has selected Russell Fox to assume the role of Director of Planning. Mr. Fox comes to the Authority previously serving as the Assistant City Manager for Draper City, Utah. Mr. Fox is a certified urban planner with over 25 years of diverse experience in leadership, project management, city planning, government relations, and transportation planning. He will begin in his role on October 11.

Parks and Recreation Director
City of Oklahoma City

Melinda McMillan-Miller

City of Oklahoma City has selected Melinda McMillan-Miller to assume the role of Parks and Recreation Director. Ms. McMillan-Miller was previously serving as the Assistant Director. She brings over 20 years of knowledge in leveraging the philosophies and business approaches of the private non-profit sector and melding it with municipal government management. She will begin in her role immediately.

Assistant Development Services Director
City of Costa Mesa, CA

Scott Drapkin

The City of Costa Mesa has selected Scott Drapkin to assume the role of Assistant Development Services Director. Mr. Drapkin comes to the City previously serving as the Planning Manager for the City of Laguna Beach. Mr. Drapkin has over 25 years of community development and municipal government experience. He will begin in his role September 20.

Public Safety Attorney
City of Aurora

Peter Schulte

The City of Aurora has selected Peter Schulte to assume the role of Public Safety Attorney. Mr. Shulte comes to the City previously serving as Police Legal Advisor for City of DeSoto, Texas Police Department. He has 20 years of experience, which includes experience as both a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney.

Building Official
City of Costa Mesa, CA

Ziad Doudar

The City of Costa Mesa has selected Ziad Doudar to assume the role of Building Official. Mr. Doudar was previously with the City serving as a Plan Check Engineer. He is an experienced and seasoned Civil Engineer and has over 25 years of experience in Engineering Design and Project Management. He will begin in his role on September 12.

Deputy Director of Public Works
City of San Mateo, CA

Matthew Fabry

City of San Mateo, CA has selected Matthew Fabry to assume the role of Deputy Director of Public Works. Mr. Fabry comes to the City previously serving as the Director, Countywide Water Pollution Prevention Program for City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County. Mr. Fabry brings 25 years of wastewater and stormwater experience. He will begin in his role on September 7.

Director of Capital Development
Utah Transit Authority

Todd Provost

Utah Transit Authority has selected Todd Provost to assume the role of Director of Capital Development. Mr. Provost comes to the Authority previously serving as the Vice President of Operations for Modern Railway Systems. Mr. Provost has over 20 years of experience in the transit industry. He will begin in his role on September 3.