Public Sector Human Resources need workers who can communicate effectively, take ownership of their work, work well with others, be able to offer recommendations to overcome challenges, and have a good overall attitude towards their work. You’ll learn what the speakers have done to help employees be effective in these areas and improve the following skills:
- Written and oral communication
- Leadership capabilities
- Teamwork and collaboration
- Problem-solving skills
- Good Work ethic
- Anthony Roberts, IPMA-CP (Moderator), Assistant Director, HR – Talent Management, City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
- Sarah Donovan, IPMA-SCP, MOL, HR Manager, City of Chaska, MN
- Don Essex, HR Director, City of Findlay, OH
- Natalie Potter, Human Resources Manager, Lake Arrowhead Community Service District, CA
(For National IPMA-HR Members Only)
Anthony R. Roberts, IPMA-CP (Moderator)
Assistant Director, HR
Talent Management, City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
As the Assistant Director of HR - Talent Management for the City of Fort Lauderdale, Anthony leads the Talent Acquisition/Recruitment, Compensation and Performance Management efforts for all city divisions, overseeing a team of 15 HR professionals focusing on the hiring, development, and advancement of the City's more than 3,500 employees.
Before joining the City of Fort Lauderdale, Anthony was VP of Talent Acquisition for Charter Schools USA, one of the largest and oldest Charter School Management Companies in the U.S. which employs over 8,500 school instructional and support staff. He also previously oversaw Recruitment, Operations and Business Development as the Southeast Florida Territory VP for Kelly Services, Inc. a fortune 500 staffing company.
Anthony says he has been extremely fortunate to work with amazing leaders, coworkers, companies and candidates throughout his career.
“I’m truly passionate about my work and always eager to connect with others in the field, or those interested in joining our organization. While I enjoy all aspects of my job, I know my favorite stage is when you connect that perfect candidate with the position for which you know they are a great fit.”
Anthony holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management & Marketing from Morehead State University (KY), and Masters work in Human Resources Management, as well as Adult & Higher Education - Career Counseling
He is a lover of travel, books, music, theatre, food/cooking. He and his partner of 20 years/husband of 4 years (same person ????) reside in Fort Lauderdale.
Sarah Donovan, IPMA-SCP, MO
City of Chaska, MN
Hi my name is Sarah Donovan and I am the HR Manager for the City of Chaska, Minnesota. I graduated from MN State Mankato with my Bachelors in Business Management, specializing in HR. I went on to obtain my Masters in Organizational Development and completed that in 2016. I have worked in HR for 9 years, with 8 of those being in public sector, a large corporate environment, a school and now for a local government. All have presented unique opportunities and have assisted in giving me a wide range of experience, and I love what I do!
City of Findlay, OH
Lake Arrowhead Community Service District, CA
Natalie Potter has over 16 years of experience in the field of Human Resources administration and management. For the past eight years, she has served as Human Resources Manager for Lake Arrowhead Community Services District. Ms. Potter holds an Bachelor’s degree in Applied Management and holds a Strategic Human Resources Business Partner Certificate. She is a servant leader that is passionate about empowering her staff and developing the next workforce.