Meet The Team

Charles Ayers

Charles Ayers

Charles Ayers is an Analyst with the Firm assisting consultants and attorneys with a variety of client and business development projects.

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Adam Benson

Adam Benson

Mr. Benson is a consultant with the firm’s Management Strategies Group. He combines his background in public finance, labor relations, and employee benefits to provide local governments with strategic financial and operational advice.

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Georgia Cochran

Georgia Cochran

Ms. Cochran is a human resources consultant with over 25 years of public sector human resources and labor relations experience.

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Bob Deis

Bob Deis

Mr. Deis, Senior Consultant, has spent 34 years in public service managing the finances of cities and counties in California, Oregon, and Washington. During his career, he managed a city with only 200 employees and a county with 5,000 employees.

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Howard Jordan

Howard Jordan

Mr. Jordan is a licensed private investigator at Jordan Consulting and Investigations, a self-established company that offers an array of services, including law enforcement consultations, legal services, investigations, and background investigations.

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Scott Kenley

Scott Kenley

Mr. Kenley provides expert consulting services in the areas of labor relations and Fire Service Management. His experience includes labor relations, contract negotiations, training, and strategic and organizational planning in the delivery of fire and life safety services. He has testified as a fire management and operations expert in arbitration proceedings.

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Brad Kilger

Brad Kilger

Mr. Kilger has over 40 years of professional municipal government experience, with more than 30 years of executive and senior level management experience, including 18 years as a City Manager.

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Bonnie Kolesar

Bonnie Kolesar

Bonnie Kolesar passionately approaches the management of risk as opportunity and seeks to help an organization achieve its goals and objectives using realistic approaches. Over an impressive 25-year career in public service, she has held risk manager positions in city, county, state and higher education arenas.

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Jim Leal

Jim Leal

Mr. Leal has over 33 years of professional law enforcement experience serving with the Alameda County and San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department, and the Newark Police Department.

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Michael McDougall

Michael McDougall

Mr. McDougall provides consulting services in all areas of human resources, labor relations, public safety communications, and joint powers authority (JPA) operational governance and design. He possesses over 35 years of local government executive experience and has held positions including founding Chief Executive Officer of a JPA, Director of a County operating department and as a County Human Resources Director.

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Geoffrey Rothman

Geoffrey Rothman

Mr. Rothman provides expert consulting services in the areas of human resources and labor relations. His experience includes labor relations and contract negotiations, classification, compensation, personnel assessment, employee benefits, employment discrimination, training, and strategic and organizational planning.

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Gayle Satchwell

Gayle Satchwell

Ms. Satchwell is a human resources consultant with over 30 years of public sector human resources and labor relations experience.

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Scott Schneider

Scott Schneider

Mr. Schneider provides quality and experienced consulting work in the areas of labor negotiations, human resources, organization development and strategic planning.

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Neil Telford

Neil Telford

Ms. Satchwell is a human resources consultant with over 30 years of public sector human resources and labor relations experience.

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Walter Tibbet

Walter Tibbet

Mr. Tibbet brings more than forty years of experience in law enforcement having served in operational, administrative, and management functions while a member of the Alameda, San Jose and Fairfield Police Departments.

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Bill Zenoni

Bill Zenoni

Mr. Zenoni has more than 34 years of experience working in the public sector, primarily in the areas of finance, budgeting, fiscal analysis, and organizational management. As a consultant with the firm, Mr. Zenoni works with our public agency clients on budget balancing, financial forecasting, long range financial planning, and developing effective financial policies and procedures.

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