Katie Lichtig Named as Assistant City Manager for the City of Santa Monica

Aug 2017 – After serving as the City Manager for the City of San Luis Obispo for 7.5 years, Katie Lichtig returns to the City of Santa Monica as the Assistant City Manager/Chief Operating Officer.  The national search, led by The Hawkins Company, concluded with several competitive candidates, but according to Rick Cole, the City [...]

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William Gilchrist Appointed to Director of Planning & Building for the City of Oakland

July 2017 – Following an extensive national search by The Hawkins Company, William Gilchrist has been selected as the new Director of Planning & Building for the City of Oakland.  Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said, “I am excited to have William join our team at such a pivotal moment to help lead our work to [...]

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Kimberlee Archie Named as City of Asheville First Equity & Inclusion Manager

July 2017 – Effective July 31, 2017, Kimberlee Archie will begin her tenure as City of Asheville’s first Equity & Inclusion Manager.  Hailing from the state of Washington, Kimberlee is a not only a proven leader, but an established trainer in equity and inclusion nationwide.  Proving to be very instrumental in operationalizing race and social [...]

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CA State Bar Names New Chief Trial Counsel

May 2017- With the assistance of The Hawkins Company, a new Chief Trial Counsel for the State Bar of California has been named.  Steven Moawad, a Contra Costa county prosecutor has been appointed the positon, pending Senate confirmation. James P Fox, president of the State Bar of California, remarked, “I’m pleased to welcome Steven Moawad [...]

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The Hawkins Company Selected to Recruit Chief Trial Counsel for California State Bar

September 2016–The California State Bar has awarded The Hawkins Company with a contract to recruit a new Chief Trial Counsel (CTC).  With nearly 165,000 active members, and over 223,000 members, in the State Bar of California, the CTC is the chief enforcement officer for the attorney discipline system of the largest state bar in the [...]

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Brion Oaks Appointed as the City of Austin’s First Chief Equity Officer

September 2016- After a nationwide search conducted by The Hawkins Company, City Manager Marc Ott hired Brion Oaks for the newly created post of Chief Equity Officer for the City of Austin. Brion Oaks, currently the vice president of health equity for the southwest affiliate of the American Heart Association, will start his work at [...]

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Heidi Dolamore Named as Library Director by the Berkeley Board of Library Trustees

September 2016–The Board of Library Trustees announced that Heidi Dolamore has been named as the Director of Library Services.  Currently serving as the assistant director of San Jose Library, Heidi brings ten years of experience in library services in the Bay Area to the Berkeley Public Library. Recent turbulence with the previous Library Director prompted [...]

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State Bar of California Lands Two New Leaders

With the assistance of The Hawkins Company, Elizabeth Parker and Leah Wilson have been hired, by the Board of Trustees, as CEO and COO, respectively Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker, former dean of the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, is the Bar’s new CEO and will report to the bar’s board of trustees and [...]

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The Hawkins Company Selected to Recruit New Director for Berkeley’s Health, Housing, and Community Services Department

August, 2015, The City of Berkeley has awarded The Hawkins Company with a contract to recruit the Director of the City’s Health, Housing, and Community Services Department (HHCS).  Established in 2012, HHCS is committed to social and environmental justice and to promoting equity in health, housing, and economic opportunity. The department consists of the following [...]

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Jesús Aguirre Tapped as the New Superintendent of Seattle’s Park and Recreation Department

June, 2015, After a nationwide search conducted by The Hawkins Company, the Seattle City Council has confirmed the appointment, by Mayor Edward Murray, of Jesús Aguirre as Superintendent of Seattle Parks and Recreation Department. He joins the Department at a critical time with the newly established taxing authority, the Seattle Parks District, a funding source [...]

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