Certified Public Manager Consortium

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2019-2019 Executive Council Nominees


Chair:               Ellen Freeman-Wakefield, Nebraska

Chair-elect: Hector Zelaya, Arizona

  Hector has been Director of Bob Ramsey Executive Education at ASU’s School of Public Affairs since November 2012. Since 1992, he has served in various roles at university-based executive education centers, including the Center for Executive and Professional Development at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business, UCLA Anderson’s Office of Executive Education, and Wharton Executive Education at the University of Pennsylvania.  Hector serves on the Executive Council of the National Certified Public Manager® Consortium and as administrative director of the ASU Executive MPA Program. He also serves as program director for the ASU cohorts of both the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders and the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative, which are exchange programs funded by the U.S. Department of State.  Hector earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from The Wharton School and a Master of Business Administration from the W. P. Carey School of Business."

Secretary:        Stephanie Duncan, South Carolina

Stephanie is with the Department of Administration, Division of Program Management and has worked in state government for 21 years. She has worked with the   Department of Administration as an HR Consultant and currently as the State Director of Talent Acquisition and Development Programs. Stephanie is also the Program   Director of the Certified Public Manager (CPM) certification program for South Carolina. Prior to coming to the Department of Administration, Stephanie was with the Department of Health and Environmental Control as a Trainer/Facilitator and curriculum developer. Stephanie holds a B.S. Degree in Business Management and Human Resources from Benedict College and Limestone University. She is a certified Mediator/Arbitrator for state government. Stephanie received her CPM certification in 2005. She is a Board member of the International Public Management Association (IPMA) for the State of South Carolina and currently holds the role of Secretary. Stephanie worked for 13 years as an Assistant Vice President of Management Training and Leadership in the private sector. She is a Certified Master Trainer and Project Training Manager. Stephanie is also certified by Franklin Covey Corporation as a Focus® facilitator and a certified Myers Briggs Instructor.

Members-at-Large - (Three 2-year positions open)

Marci Campbell, Georgia

Dr. Marci Campbell develops and teaches leadership and management pro-grams for client groups such as Georgia Association of Code Enforcement and Georgia Chapter of American Public Works Association. She is the lead instructor for the Certified Manager Program® and the program coordinator for the Certified Government Chief Information Officer Program®. Dr. Campbell also coordinates the MAXGOV Initiative. Her previous work experience includes 6th-12th, and undergraduate and graduate-level education. She serves on the Watkinsville City Council and the Arts Advisory Board.

Ginger Lever, New Hampshire

I have been affiliated with NCPMC since joining the NH Program in 2015. At each meeting and with each conversation with members I learn how valuable and impactful the programs can be. I value the leadership role and the need for engagement among and between various members and would like to contribute to that effort to       strengthen NCPMC as a Member-at-Large.

Jan Sims, Mississippi

Jan has worked in Mississippi’s public sector for the past 24 years, first at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, then the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi and Mississippi Development Authority (MDA). She is currently the Director of Workforce Development at the Mississippi State Personnel Board (MSPB). Since joining MSPB as Workforce Development Director in August 2014, Jan has directed curriculum updates for the nationally accredited Mississippi Certified Public Manager® (MCPM) program, the Human Resources Certification Program, and the Executive Services Certification Program. She also serves on the National Certified Public Manager® Consortium as chair of the Marketing Goal Team; participated in the Colorado CPM program continuing accreditation and chaired the Arkansas CPM program continuing accreditation. The American Council on Education reviewed the MCPM program in July 2017 and recommended 15 hours of college transfer credit for graduates seeking to further their education. She earned the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) credential from the ATD Certification Institute in 2010, a credential that is held by 1,200 learning professionals worldwide. Since then, the ATD Certification Institute has sought her expertise in managing learning programs She is a graduate of the Stennis Executive Development Institute, a Certified Public Manager®, a Certified Training Professional, and is certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Franklin Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Successful Managers. She is a former board member of the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Managers and the Mississippi Chapter of the Association for Talent Development, and was named the 2015 Outstanding Member of the Year by the Mississippi Association of Personnel Administrators.

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