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PublicCEO presents Jack Simpson’s Picking Up the Pieces.

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Palo Alto Management Analyst Richard Hackmann joined the city staff in June, 2010. Among other assignments, he has worked as a project manager for the city’s state and federal legislative programs including management of the City’s lobbyists. He earned a BS in communications from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Sean Rabe has gone from a 5-year plus stint as Editor/General Manager of the Amador Ledger Dispatch in 2001-2006 to joining public management as Colma City Manager starting in January, 2014. Actually Sean joined the Amador County Transportation Commission staff as an Assistant Planner in 2006; was appointed Sutter Creek Assistant City Manager in 2008; and elevated to Sutter Creek City Manager in 2010. Sean earned a BA from California State University, Sacramento and an MPP from California State University, Northridge.

Alan Flora left his Deputy County Administrative Officer post in Lake County in December, 2014 to take the Assistant Chief Executive position in Mendocino County. Alan began his California public sector career as an Associate Planner with Lake County in October, 2008. He earned a BUPD (Urban Planning & Development) from Ball State University.

Leyne Milstein has served as the Director of Finance for the City of Sacramento since February, 2005.

Robert Samario has served as the Finance Director for the City of Santa Barbara since March, 1996.

Matt Pressey, who is a CPA, has served as the Finance Director of the City of Salinas since April, 2011.

California applicants for the Clovis, New Mexico City Manager position included: Keith Bennett, Housing Program Administrator, Carson; and Andrew B. Smith, Labor Relations Specialist for the State of California from Fair Oaks.

Morgan Hill Project Administrator Anthony Eulo served as the President of the Municipal Management Association of Northern California in 2010. He joined the Morgan Hill city staff in March, 1996. He earned a BS in environmental policy analysis & planning from the University of California, Davis.

Retired Pico Rivera City Manager Dennis Courtemarche and his wife Kathy attend nearly every Los Alamitos High School varsity basketball game. Dennis and Kathy’s son Eddie Courtemarche is the Los Alamitos High School Varsity Basketball Coach. Dennis is also a former Seal Beach City Manager.

Retired American Canyon City Manager Richard Ramirez, who founded Interim Public Management Services (IPMS) in June, 2011, served as the Interim City Manager in Auburn from January, to May, 2014. Rich may be contacted at telephone no. (916) 769-7598. He started his public management career in South El Monte in 1975. He served as City Manager in Lincoln, Paso Robles, Hemet and American Canyon, as well as holding an Assistant Manager post in Sacramento. Like former Santee City Manager Keith Till, Rich earned a BA from Humboldt State University, where he played on the Men’s Soccer Team, and he earned an MPA from the University of Southern California (USC).

Andy Nickerson is the President of HdL. HdL supports local government by delivering appropriate and rightful revenues, accurate fiscal management data for improved decision making, expert revenue and economic analysis, and innovative software solutions. HdL focuses on sales, use and transactions taxes, property taxes, business license fees, transient occupancy tax (TOT) and economic development. Andy earned a BA from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He and his family enjoy boating and wake boarding, among other outdoor activities.

Oroville City Administrator Randy Murphy served as the Tuolumne County Public Works Business Manager from 2001 to 2006 before he joined the Glenn County staff as Deputy Director. After serving as the Interim Deputy Director of Public Works in Inyo County in 2012, Randy joined the City of Tulare staff in November, 2012 as the Assistant City Manager. He was appointed to his Oroville post in August, 2013.