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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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.

Executive Officer, IT and Telecommunications
San Mateo County Transit District

Mehul Kumar

San Mateo County Transit District has selected Mehul Kumar to assume the role of Executive Officer, IT and Telecommunications. Mr. Kumar comes to the District previously serving as Senior Director for LA Metro. He will begin 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.

Public Works Director
City of Vancouver

Jennifer Williamson

The City of Vancouver has selected Jennifer Williamson to assume the role of Public Works Director. Ms. Williamson comes to the City previously serving as Director of Engineering & Construction for the Port of Portland. She will begin in her role in April 2021.

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.

Director of Human Resources/Risk Management
Skagit County, WA

Bonnie Haley

Skagit County, WA has selected Bonnie Haley to assume the role of Director of Human Resources/Risk Management. Ms. Haley comes to the County previously serving as the Director of Human Resources, Risk Management, Finance and Operations for La Conner School District. Ms. Haley brings close to 20 years of Human Resources experience. She will begin in her role on March 22, 2021.

Manager of Facilities (Building Management Administrator)
City of San Jose, CA

Lisa Valerio

City of San Jose, CA has selected Lisa Valerio to assume the role of Manager of Facilities (Building Management Administrator). Ms. Valerio has been with the City for almost 20 years and has a wealth of knowledge in project management and administration. She will begin in her role on March 22, 2021.

General Manager
East Bay Regional Park District

Sabrina Landreth

East Bay Regional Park District has selected Sabrina Landreth to assume the role of General Manager. Ms. Landreth comes to the District previously serving as the City Administer for the City of Oakland. Ms. Landreth has extensive management experience in local government, and a strong educational background as well. She will begin in her role on March 15.

City Manager
City of Glendale, CA

Roubik Golanian

City of Glendale, CA has selected Roubik Golanian to assume the role of City Manager. Mr. Golanian has been with the City of Glendale for over 20 years and has a wealth of experience. He will begin in his role on March 10, 2021.

Executive Director of Human Resources
Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District

Katherine Minnich

AC Transit has selected Katherine Minnich to assume the role of Executive Director of Human Resources. Ms. Minnich comes to the Agency previously serving as the Deputy Director of Human Resources for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. She will begin in her role in March 2021.

Chief Financial Officer
Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District

Chris Andrichak

AC Transit has selected Chris Andrichak to assume the role of Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Andrichak was previously acting as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer for AC Transit. He will begin in his role in March 2021.

City Clerk
City of Scottsdale, AZ

Benjamin Lane

City of Scottsdale, AZ has selected Benjamin Lane to assume the role of City Clerk. Mr. Lane comes to the City previously serving as the Deputy City Clerk for the City of Phoenix, AZ. He will begin in his role on March 8, 2021.