Recruitment Solutions: Executive Search

Executive Level Recruitment

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 Human Resources
The Woodlands Township

Angela Branch

The Woodlands Township has selected Angela Branch to assume the role of Director of Human Resources. Ms. Branch comes to the Township previously serving as the Executive Director and Human Resources Director for The Woodlands Methodist Church. Ms. Branch has over 17 years of Human Resources experience. She will begin in her role on June 13.

Vice Chancellor, Human Resources & Equal Opportunity
Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Raymond Quan

Foothill-De Anza Community College District has selected Raymond Quan to assume the role of Vice Chancellor, Human Resources & Equal Opportunity. Mr. Quan comes to the District previously serving as an HR Consultant for QUANCO, LLC. Mr. Quan has over 30 years of HR management experience, including in higher education (Montana State University-Billings, Kern Community College District, Central Wyoming College, Victor Valley College). He will begin in his role on June 1.

General Manager
Reclamation District 900

Blake Johnson

Reclamation District 900 has selected Blake Johnson to assume the role of General Manager. Mr. Johnson comes to the District previously serving as a Civil Engineer for Black & Veatch. He will begin in his role on May 23.

General Manager
Centennial Water and Sanitation District

Samuel Calkins

Centennial Water and Sanitation District has selected Samuel Calkins to assume the role of General Manager. Mr. Calkins was previously serving as the Director of Operations for the District. He will begin in his role on May 18.

Director of Transportation
Trinity County

Panos Kokkas

Trinity County has selected Panos Kokkas to assume the role of Director of Transportation. Mr. Kokkas comes to the County previously serving as the Director of Public Works, County Engineer, and Road Commissioner for Nevada County. He will begin in his role on May 16.

Director of Finance
City of Rialto

Katherine Stevens

City of Rialto has selected Katherine Stevens to assume the role of Director of Finance. Ms. Stevens was previously serving as the Deputy Director of Finance for the City. Ms. Stevens has over 15 years of accounting experience. She will begin in her role immediately.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer
City of Aurora

Sara Valencich

The City of Aurora has selected Sara Valencich to assume the role of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer. Ms. Valencich comes to the City previously serving as Manager, Assessment Resource and Support for Denver Public Schools. Ms. Valencich has more than 15 years of experience in leadership, strategic planning, and program management, and has used those skills to further the initiatives of multiple teams and organizations to increase equity and inclusion goals. She will begin in her role in May.

Deputy Director, Social Services - Administrative Services
County of Monterey, CA

Brette Neal

County of Monterey has selected Brette Neal to assume the role of Deputy Director, Social Services - Administrative Services. Ms. Neal has been with the County for over 13 years and previously served as the Departmental Human Resources Manager. She will begin in her role immediately.

Assistant Parks and Recreation Director
City of Oklahoma City

Scott Fairman

City of Oklahoma City has selected Scott Fairman to assume the role of Assistant Parks and Recreation Director. Mr. Fairman comes to the City previously serving as the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Arlington, Parks and Recreation. Mr. Fairman has over 20 years of experience in Parks and Recreation. He will begin in his role on April 15.

County Executive Officer
County of Imperial

Miguel Figueroa

Imperial County has selected Miguel Figueroa to assume the role of County Executive Officer. Mr. Figueroa comes to the County previously serving as the City Manager for the City of Calexico. Mr. Figueroa brings 15 years of management experience. He will being in his role on April 15.

Director of Transportation and Mobility
City of Tucson

Samuel Credio

City of Tucson has selected Samuel Credio to assume the role of Director of Transportation and Mobility. Mr. Credio comes to the City previously serving as the Deputy Director of Transportation and Mobility for the City of Tucson. Mr. Credio has over 15 years of experience in the design and management of public infrastructure projects.

Development Services Director
City of Oklahoma City

Rick Wickenkamp

The City of Oklahoma City has selected Rick Wickenkamp to assume the role of Development Services Director. Mr. Wickenkamp was previously serving as the Development Services Assistant Director. Mr. Wickenkamp has 28 years of experience in local government with 17 years at the executive level. He will begin in his role immediately.