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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Human Resources Director
City of Elk Grove, CA

Melissa Rojas

The City of Elk Grove, CA has selected Melissa Rojas to assume the role of Human Resources Director. Ms. Rojas comes to the City previously serving as the Human Resources Director for the City of Albany and brings over 10 years of experience. She will begin in her role on August 16, 2021.

Fire Chief
City of League City

Michael Lugo

City of League City has selected Michael Lugo to assume the role of Fire Chief. Mr. Lugo comes to the City previously serving as the Assistant Fire Chief for Denton County Emergency Services District. He will begin in his role in August.

City Manager
City of Dickinson

Theogene Melancon

The City of Dickinson has selected Theogene Melancon to assume the role of City Manager. Mr. Melancon comes to the City previously serving as the City Manager for the City of Dayton, TX. Mr. Theogene has over 7 years of city management experience. He will begin in his role on August 2.

City Attorney
City of Riverside, CA

Phaedra Norton

City of Riverside, CA has selected Phaedra Norton to assume the role of City Attorney. Ms. Norton comes to the City previously serving as the City Attorney for the City of Merced. Ms. Norton brings over 20 years of experience. She will begin in her role on July 19, 2021.

Director of Sanitation Services
City of Dallas, TX

Jerome Council

The City of Dallas has selected Jerome Council to assume the role of Director of Sanitation Services. Mr. Council comes to the City previously serving as the Public Works Division Manager for the City of Sacramento. Mr. Council brings over 12 years of management experience.

Chief Executive Officer
Montana Public Health Institute

Matthew Kelley

Montana Public Health Institute has selected Matthew Kelley to assume the role of Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Kelley comes to the Agency previously serving as the Health Officer for the Gallatin City-County Health Department. Mr. Kelley brings a wealth of experience. He will begin in his role on July 12, 2021.

Information Technology Director
City of Oxnard

Albert Gauthier

The City of Oxnard has selected Albert Gauthier to assume the role of Information Technology Director. Mr. Gauthier comes to the City previously serving as the CIO for the City of Rochester. Mr. Gauthier has over seven years of Information Technology management experience.

Director of Human Resources & Civil Service
City of League City

James Brumm

The City of League City has selected James Brumm to assume the role of Director of Human Resources & Civil Service. Mr. Brumm previously served as the Interim for the City. Mr. Brumm has over 15 years of HR experience. He will begin in his role immediately.

Deputy Director of Community Development Department
City of San Mateo, CA

Zach Dahl

City of San Mateo, CA has selected Zach Dahl to assume the role of Deputy Director of Community Development Department. Mr. Dahl comes to the City previously serving as the Planning and Building Director for the Town of Los Altos Hills and brings over 10 years of experience. He will begin his role on June 14, 2021.

Director of Public Health
Boulder County, CO

Camille Rodriguez

Boulder County has selected Camille Rodriguez to assume the role of Director of Public Health. Ms. Rodriguez comes to the County previously serving as the County Administrator for McLean County Government. She will begin in her role on June 7.

County Administrator
Flathead County, Montana

Pete Melnick

Flathead County has selected Pete Melnick to assume the role of County Administrator. Mr. Melnick comes to the County previously serving as the Strategic Advisor to the Assistant Secretary and Culture Officer with the United States Coast Guard. Mr. Melnick brings over 10 years of leadership experience. He will begin in his role on June 7, 2021.

Human Resources Director
State of Colorado Judicial Department

Amy Burne

The State of Colorado Judicial Department has selected Amy Burne to assume the role of Human Resources Director. Ms. Burne comes to the Agency previously serving as the Director of Human Resources for the Denver County Court, CO. She will being in her role on June 7.