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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General Manager
Indian Wells Valley Water District

Travis Reed

Indian Wells Valley Water District has selected Travis Reed to assume the role of General Manager. Mr. Reed comes to the agency previously serving as the Public Works Director for City of Ridgecrest. Mr. Reed has over 10 years of experience with proven success in design, survey, construction, and site development. He will begin in his role on November 15.

Industrial Safety Officer – Wastewater Treatment Facility
City of San Jose, CA

Luis Barillas

City of San Jose has selected Luis Barillas to assume the role of Industrial Safety Officer. Mr. Barillas comes to the City previously serving as the Environmental Health & Safety Compliance Specialist for ACT Enviro. Mr. Barillas has over 15 years of experience in the Environmental Industry. He will begin in his role on September 18.

General Counsel
San Diego County Water Authority

David Edwards

San Diego County Water Authority has selected David Edwards to assume the role of General Counsel. Mr. Edwards comes to the Agency previously serving as an Attorney for Los Angeles Department of Water & Power. He will begin in his role on September 12.

City Auditor
City of Fort Worth

David Medrano

The City of Fort Worth has selected David Medrano to assume the role of City Auditor. Mr. Medrano comes to the City previously serving as the Chief Internal Auditor for Imperial Irrigation District, CA. He will begin in his role on September 6.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Programs Manager
Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts

Erica Terrell

Los Angeles County Sanitation District has selected Erica Terrell to assume the role of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Programs Manager. Ms. Terrell comes to the District previously serving as System Partner, DEI & Anti-Racism System Lead for Achievement Network, CA. She has more than 12 years of experience leading organizations through cultural diversity change management centered on diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism models. She will begin in her role on August 29.

Executive Director
Napa-Vallejo Waste Management Authority

Christopher Celsi

Napa-Vallejo Waste Management Authority has selected Christopher Celsi to assume the role of Executive Director. Mr. Celsi comes to the Agency previously serving as the Resource Recovery & Recycling Manager for City of Santa Monica, CA. Mr. Celsi has over 25 years of experience in solid waste and recycling, fleet, and facilities management and over 15 years of senior management in public and private solid waste, recycling and organics sector. He will begin on August 29.

City Manager
City of Bellaire

Sharon Citino

The City of Bellaire has selected Sharon Citino to assume the role of City Manager. Ms. Citino comes to the City previously serving as the Houston Water Planning Director for the City of Houston. Ms. Citino has 20 years of local government experience working with elected and public officials, community stakeholders, and staff to achieve results that are aligned with City Council goals. She will begin in her role on August 15.

Chief Communications Officer
Utah Transit Authority

Steven Wright

Utah Transit Authority has selected Steven Wright to assume the role of Deputy Clerk-Recorder. Mr. Wright comes to the Authority previously serving as the Principle for Steve Wright, LLC. He will begin in his role on August 15.

County Executive Officer
County of Ventura, CA

Sevet Johnson

County of Ventura has selected Sevet Johnson to assume the role of County Executive Officer. Ms. Johnson was previously serving as the Interim Chief Executive Officer for the County. She will begin in her role immediately.

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

Diana Lopez

Contra Costa County has selected Diana Lopez to assume the role of Deputy Director of Community Services - Library. Ms. Lopez comes to the County previously serving as the Branch Manager/Education Initiatives Coordinator for Marin County Free Library. She will begin in her role on August 8.

Executive Director of Planning, Economic Development and Tourism
City of Scottsdale, AZ

Erin Perrault

City of Scottsdale has selected Erin Perrault to assume the role of Executive Director of Planning, Economic Development and Tourism. Ms. Perrault was previously serving as the Acting Executive Director for the County. She will begin in her role on August 1.

Executive Director
California Tahoe Conservancy

Jason Vasques

California Tahoe Conservancy has selected Jason Vasques to assume the role of Executive Officer. Mr. Vasques was previously serving as the Landscape Forestry Supervisor with the Agency. He will begin in his role immediately.