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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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Information Systems Division Director – Enterprise Systems
Contra Costa County

Yoga Periasamy

Contra Costa County has selected Yoga Periasamy to assume the role of Information Systems Division Director - Enterprise Systems. Ms. Periasamy comes to the County previously serving as the Technical Team Lead for California State University. Ms. Periasamy brings over 15 years of technical experience. She will begin in her role on May 24, 2021

Director of Development Services
City of Missouri City

Jennifer Gomez

City of Missouri City has selected Jennifer Gomez to assume the role of Director of Development Services. Ms. Gomez comes to the City previously serving as the Interim Director of Development Services. She will begin in her role immediately.

City Manager
City of Aztec

Paul Eckert

City of Aztec has selected Paul Eckert to assume the role of City Manager. Mr. Eckert comes to the City previously serving as the Electric Utility Manger for the City of Gridley and brings over 20 years of city management experience. He will begin in his role on May 10, 2021.

Executive Project Manager
San Joaquin Area Flood Control Agency, CA

Omar Al-Hindi

San Joaquin Area Flood Control Agency has selected Omar Al-Hindi to assume the role of Executive Project Manager. Mr. Al-Hindi comes to the Agency previously serving as the Associate Civil Engineer for the City of South Pasadena. He brings over 30 years of engineering experience. He will begin in his role on May 10, 2021.

Chief Executive Officer
Columbia Housing Authority

Randy Cole

Columbia Housing Authority has selected Randy Cole to assume the role of Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Cole comes to the Agency previously serving as Housing Programs Manager at the City of Columbia. He will begin in his role on May 3.

Executive Director
Santa Clara County Housing Authority (SCCHA)

Preston Prince

Santa Clara County Housing Authority has selected Preston Prince to assume the role of Executive Director. Mr. Prince previously served as executive director and CEO of the Fresno Housing Authority where he helped lead successful homeless programs, established positive partnerships with community organizations and residential developers, and prioritized transparency and ethics. He will start in his role on April 30, 2021.

County Counsel
County of Ventura, CA

Tiffany North

County of Ventura, CA has selected Tiffany North to assume the role of County Counsel. Ms. Wood comes to the County previously serving as the Assistant County Counsel for the County of Riverside, where she helped to lead 84 deputy attorneys and staff in four offices throughout the County with an annual departmental budget of approximately $16 million. She will begin in her role on April 21, 2021.

Deputy Chief of Finance
FIRST 5 Santa Clara County

Maureen Shilling

FIRST 5 Santa Clara County has selected Maureen Shilling to assume the role of Deputy Chief of Finance. Ms. Shilling comes to the Agency previously serving as the Finance and Ops Leader for WeHOPE. Ms. Shilling brings over 10 years of finance experience. She will begin in her role on April 19, 2021.

Chief of Maintenance and Skilled Trades
East Bay Regional Park District

Robert Kennedy

East Bay Regional Park District has selected Robert Kennedy to assume the role of Chief of Maintenance and Skilled Trades. Mr. Kennedy comes to the District previously serving as the Interim Public Works Operations Manager, Sewer and Drainage for the City of Oakland and the Parks Manager for the City of Concord. He will begin in his role on April 12, 2021.

Fire Chief
City of Missouri City

Mario Partida

City of Missouri City has selected Mario Partida to assume the role of Fire Chief. Mr. Partida was previously serving as the Acting Fire Chief for the City. He will begin in his new role immediately.

Assistant Solid Waste Superintendent
City of Amarillo, TX

Paul Alcantar

The City of Amarillo has selected Paul Alcantar to assume the role of Assistant Solid Waste Superintendent. Mr. Alcantar comes to the City previously serving as the Solid Waste Commissioner for the City of Cleveland. He will being in his role in April 2021.

Chief Systems Security and Law Enforcement Officer
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (METRO), CA

Judy Gerhardt

LA Metro has selected Judy Gerhardt to assume the role of Chief Systems Security and Law Enforcement Officer. Ms. Garhardt comes to the Agency having retired from the LA County Sheriff's Department after 40 years of service. She will begin in her role in April 2021.