Rodney Crain

Rodney Crain is an experienced human resources leader with a career that spans 40 years in both public and private sector organizations. As a Vice President with GovHR USA, he provides executive search and general management consulting for clients. He is a collaborative leader who is able to build and maintain high performance organizations andRead More

James Arndt

James “Jim” Arndt has served in local government for more than 23 years. Jim recently served as the City Manager for Paducah Kentucky. Prior to becoming Paducah's City Manager, he served eight years as the City Administrator of Effingham, Illinois.  He also has been the Administrator for the City of St. Clair, Missouri and theRead More

Treza Edwards

Treza Edwards is an attorney, employment law consultant, and CEO of All Things Legal EEO Consulting Group with over 6 years professional experience assisting organizations in establishing and maintaining healthy work environments and mitigating risks. Through her consulting work, she focuses on providing high quality, independent, and thorough workplace investigations to commercial businesses, non-profit organizations,Read More

Janice Allen Jackson

Through her consulting practice, Mrs. Jackson advises and assists local government and non-profit organizations. In March 2020, she created the Local Matters podcast, which informs listeners about how they can work with and through state and local governments to improve their quality of life. Mrs. Jackson has served as City Manager of Albany, GA, andRead More

Maureen Barry

Maureen Barry is a Senior Vice President with GovHR USA, specializing in helping public organizations to meet their management resources consulting needs. Widely recognized within her profession for her leadership, capabilities and commitment, she has over 28 years of combined experience working for local governments in the public and private sectors. Prior to joining GovHR,Read More

Michael A. Jaillet

Michael A Jaillet is a Vice President for GovHR USA.  Mr. Jaillet has extensive experience in local governance, operations, staffing, and management domestically and internationally. Mr. Jaillet has over 36 years of local government management experience working in four municipalities in the Boston metropolitan area.  He spent most of his career in Westwood Massachusetts, anRead More

Dele Lowman

Dele Lowman is a past local government executive and professional facilitator, consultant, trainer, and coach who uses her 20+ years of experience to lead individuals, teams, and organizations to higher levels of performance. Her public sector management experience spans nonprofit, state, and local government where she has overseen strategic planning, human resources, communications, information technology,Read More

Kimberly Nelson

Kimberly Nelson is a professor of public administration and government at the School of Government at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  Her research and teaching interests focus on local government management, local government form and structure, innovation, and corruption.  Her research on the effects of form of government on municipal performance, corruption, andRead More

Leisha DeHart-Davis

Leisha DeHart-Davis is a professor of public administration and government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She directs the Local Government Workplaces Initiative, which conducts organizational research and teaching for improving local government workplaces. DeHart-Davis is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and author of the award-winning book Creating EffectiveRead More

James Dinneen

James Dinneen’s career spans over 43 years in the public sector which includes 23 plus years as a City or County Manager, the last 12 years managing in Florida. In addition, he has over 26 years in executive leadership roles in Public Works, Solid Waste, Transportation, Budgeting, and Planning. In 2006, he became the CountyRead More