Five Camden County Department Heads have received a Master Certificate in Leadership as a part of the National Association of Counties (NACo) High Performance Leadership Academy (HPLA). Chief Financial Officer Nancy Clark-Gonzalez, Public Works Director Shalana McNamee, Senior Director of Human Resources & Risk Management Mike Spiers, Planning & Development Director Joey Yacobacci, and Facilities Maintenance Director Matthew Zink have completed the 12-week program.
“We are extremely proud of these local government leaders,” said Gary Blount, Chairman, Camden County Board of Commissioners. “Their commitment to serve the citizens of Camden County is commendable.”
NACo’s HPLA was created to equip frontline county government professionals with practical leadership skills to deliver results for counties and communities. With a robust curriculum developed by the Professional Development Academy in partnership with Fortune 1000 executives, public sector leaders, world-renowned academics and thought leaders, HPLA was designed specifically for the unique challenges and opportunities of serving in county government.
“This was an amazing opportunity for Camden County to participate in this innovative distance learning program with a world-class faculty,” said County Administrator Steve Howard. “I applaud the graduates on their commitment to professional development.”
Additionally, Chief Information Officer Louis Foltzer is scheduled to complete NACO’s Enterprise Cybersecurity Leadership Academy in December 2021. This program coaches participants on thinking and acting as county cybersecurity leaders.
From Left: Facilities Maintenance Director Matthew Zink, Chief Financial Officer Nancy Clark-Gonzalez, Planning & Development Director Joey Yacobacci, Public Works Director Shalana McNamee, and Senior Director of Human Resources & Risk Management Mike Spiers