CPS HR specializes in the recruitment and selection of executive level professionals in key city, county, special district and non-profit management 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 to provide you with a guided experience resulting in the most qualified candidates.
The City of San Jose has selected Paul Innamorato to assume the role of Deputy Director of Power Resources. Mr. Innamorato comes to the city previously serving as the Acting Deputy Director of Power Resources for the City of San José. Mr. Innamorato has cultivated supplier relationships and innovated new long-term contract structures to address reliability and load volatility concerns and brings nearly twenty years of experience.
San Diego Association of Governments has selected Courtney Ruby to assume the role of Independent Performance Auditor. Ms. Rudy comes to the Association previously serving as the City Auditor for the City of Oakland. Ms. Ruby has Garnered local, statewide, and national interest and received a prestigious national award, the ALGA Knighton award for the Non-Interference in Administrative Affairs Performance Audit and was recognized as one of the “Top 15 Most Influential Professionals” by the American Center for Government Auditing. She will begin in her role on November 14.
The County of Riverside has selected Alice Kim to assume the role of Chief Deputy Registrar of Voters. Ms. Kim comes to the County previously serving as the Staff Development Coordinator for the San Diego Registrar of Voters. Ms. Kim has revised election-specific Poll Worker Training Manual, including ePollbook Manual, Poll Worker Checklists, Poll Worker Job Aids, and brings over 10 years of management experience. She will begin in her role on November 11.
The City of Missouri City, TX has selected Monique Didier to assume the role of Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Didier comes to the City previously serving as the Chief Operating and Financial Officer for the City and County of Denver (Department of Economic Development and Opportunity), Denver, CO. Ms. Didier has over 20 years of progressive responsibility within the financial industry. She will begin in her role on November 6.
City of Cincinnati has selected Frank McKinley to assume the role of Fire Chief. Mr. McKinley comes to the City previously serving as the Assistant Fire Chief for City of Dallas. Mr. McKinley's expertise spans diverse areas of crisis and emergency response, fire management, fire protection operations / safety, quality assurance & logistics, fire dispatch, and learning & development. He will begin in his role on October 9.
City of San Diego has selected Olga Golub to assume the role of Chief Investigator. Ms. Golub comes to the City previously serving as the Investigator for University of California Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Ms. Golub has close to 8 years of experience conducting and supervising confidential investigations. She will begin in her role on October 3.
The City of Golden has selected Sandra Llanes to assume the role of City Attorney. Ms. Llanes comes to the City of Golden having previously serving as the Co-Acting City Attorney for Boulder City Attorney’s Office. Ms. Llanes is a seasoned leader with over twenty years of experience in municipal law, five and a half years as Deputy City Attorney. She will begin in her role on October 3.
The City of Bakersfield has selected Kristina Budak to assume the role of Water Resources Director. Ms. Budak comes to the City previously serving as the Engineering and Groundwater Services Manager for the Kern County Water Agency. She started in her role on October 2, 2023.
The Utah Transit Authority has selected Neiufi Longi to assume the role of Public Policy Analyst. Mr. Longi comes to the Transit Authority previously serving as the State of Utah Opioid Response (SOR) Program Administrator – Office of Substance Use and Mental Health. Mr. Longi has authored over 50 information briefs and presentations for federal partners, Utah's legislature, department executives, and the public. He will begin in his role on October 2.
The City of Missouri City has selected Walter Gant to assume the role of Director of Neighborhood Services. Mr. Gant comes to the City previously serving as the City Administrator/Chief of Police for the City of Kemah, TX. Mr. Gant has extensive experience in leading a variety of departments including General Administration, Economic Development, Community Development, Finance, Visitor Information, Public Safety, and Public Works. He will begin in his role on October 1.
Modesto City Schools has selected Sharokina Shams to assume the role of Chief Communications Officer. Ms. Shams comes to Modesto City Schools previously serving as the Vice President, Public Affairs for the California Restaurant Association. She started her role on September 25.
The City of New Braunfels has selected Chad Donegan to assume the role of Deputy Clerk-Recorder. Mr. Donegan comes to the city previously serving as the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation. Mr. Donegan graduated from the PGA Golf Professional Training Program, has managed multiple divisions with the New Braunfels Parks System, and has over 28 years of experience. He will begin in his role on September 25.