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Recruitment Process and Schedule

Recruitment Subcommittee
MTC Chairperson Jake Mackenzie has appointed an Executive Director Selection Committee (EDSC) to immediately put in place an effective recruitment for MTC’s next executive director. The EDSC includes the following MTC Commissioners:

  • MTC Chair Jake Mackenzie, representing Sonoma County and cities
  • MTC Vice Chair Scott Haggerty, representing Alameda County
  • Alicia C. Aguirre, representing the cities of San Mateo County
  • Jeannie Bruins, representing the cities of Santa Clara County
  • Nick Josefowitz, representing the San Francisco Mayor
  • Jane Kim, representing the City and County of San Francisco*
  • Alfredo Pedroza, Representing Napa County and Cities
  • Julie Pierce, representing ABAG
  • Libby Schaaf, representing the City of Oakland*
  • James Spering, representing Solano County and Cities
  • Amy Worth, representing the cities of Contra Costa County

*nonvoting member

Executive Search Firm
MTC issued a Solicitation for Executive Recruitment Firm Proposals on August 24, with a proposal submittal deadline of September 6. An EDSC subcommittee comprised of Commissioners Scott Haggerty, Julie Pierce, and Jeannie Bruins reviewed the submitted proposals at a meeting on September 11. At the first EDSC meeting held on September 14, the subcommittee recommended and the full committee approved contracting with CPS HR.

Key Stakeholder Engagement:
MTC Leadership, Partners, Employees, & Community Members

The recruitment effort will permit various stakeholders to articulate a preferred future direction for MTC. CPS HR is conducting one on one interviews, meeting with groups of stakeholders and conducting an online survey to obtain input in developing the ideal candidate profile and to assist us in understanding key issues and challenges that will face a new Executive Director.

Activities include:

  • Identifying key priorities for the new Executive Director and the conditions and challenges likely to be encountered in achieving these priorities.
  • Describing the type of working relationship the Commission and the ABAG Executive Board wish to establish with the Executive Director.
  • Generating lists of specific competencies, experiences, and personal attributes needed by the new Executive Director in light of the discussions above.

CPS HR will provide a summary to MTC stemming from these activities as an additional source of information for developing the candidate profile and selection criteria. For more information, please email CPS HR,

Recruitment Schedule
All search activities up to and including the selection of a new Executive Director will be completed in 14 to 16 weeks.

  • October 2018
    • Initial Meeting / Candidate Profile
    • Draft Brochure
    • Brochure Approved / Printed & Place Ads
    • Stakeholder Engagement
  • November 2018
    • Aggressive Recruiting
    • Final Filing Date
    • Stakeholder Engagement
  • December 2018
    • Preliminary Screening
    • Present Leading Candidates
  • January 2019
    • Interviews
    • Reference / Background Checks
    • Appointment

CPS HR Consulting is working with the EDSC to determine and select highly qualified individuals that will be invited to interview for this position. Only the most qualified candidates will be referred for an on-site interview. Subsequent interviews with the final candidates are anticipated the weeks of December 10, 2018, and January 9, 2019. For the full job description and to email a comprehensive packet including a resume, cover letter and a list of six (6) work-related references, go to