Nevada Certified Public Manager Graduates


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Mary Woods
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Carson City, NV - April 17, 2018

The Department of Administration Director Patrick Cates is pleased to announce the graduation of Class 14 of the Nevada Certified Public Manager (NVCPM) Program today at 3 p.m. The 31 graduates from across the state represent 12 State agencies and 1 school district. The graduation ceremony will be streamed live starting at 3:00 pm, today (April 17) on the State of Nevada, Capitol Assembly Room YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF8zpKli9VhMDNVq_GsEYuQ/live ) for family, friends and coworkers who would like to view the ceremony.

Administered by the Division of Human Resource Management’s Office of Employee Development, the NVCPM Program is one of 38 nationally recognized and nationally accredited leadership development programs for public managers. Since starting in 2005, Nevada’s CPM Program has produced over 520 graduates, many of whom are currently working in State and local government agencies. Applications for future enrollment are accepted annually in the Spring. For more information about the CPM Program, please visit http://hr.nv.gov/CPM/ or email nvcpm@admin.nv.gov

NVCPM participants complete a capstone project as part of the 18-month program. Participants lead teams on projects that increase efficiencies or result in cost savings for their agencies. These Capstone projects have resulted in more than $36 million in savings for the State since the Program’s inception.

Ken Mammen, Chief Traffic Safety Engineer with the Nevada Department of Transportation, implemented one project demonstrating substantial cost savings. By streamlining consulting services, Mammen’s project realized over $350,000 in savings that were then allocated for traffic safety improvements.

Though not all projects result in substantial savings, many result in improved customer service and a more satisfied public. The Gaming Control Board receives more than 1,500 requests for license verifications annually. The team led by Diane Presson, a supervisor in the Investigations Unit, created an online portal to replace the fax and paper system. As a result, the workload decreased from 40 hours to five hours per week, with requests processed in one to two days rather than 10 days.

Projects can also lead to life-saving results. Kathryn Hamlin, a program officer with the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles, received the Nevada Donor Network’s Donation Champion of the Year Award. Her project streamlined the process for registering customers for organ donation and donations to the Gift of Life Education Fund. By conservative estimates, her project may result in over 2,600 additional people registering annually as organ donors.

“I am truly amazed and impressed at the innovation and resourcefulness this class has demonstrated to help Nevada government become more effective and responsive to the people we serve,” said Director Cates. “I appreciate and applaud the dedication and commitment these graduates have shown in completing this rigorous program. These graduates will become the fabric of our state’s leadership and will help take Nevada to the next level of public service.”

April 17, 2018

Congratulations Nevada Certified Public Manager Graduates!


Carson City, NV – The Department of Administration Director Patrick Cates is pleased to announce the graduation of Class 14 of the Nevada Certified Public Manager (NVCPM) Program today at 3 p.m. The 31 graduates from across the state represent 12 State agencies and 1 school district. The graduation ceremony will be streamed live starting at 3:00 pm, today (April 17) on the State of Nevada, Capitol Assembly Room YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF8zpKli9VhMDNVq_GsEYuQ/live ) for family, friends and coworkers who would like to view the ceremony.

Administered by the Division of Human Resource Management’s Office of Employee Development, the NVCPM Program is one of 38 nationally recognized and nationally accredited leadership development programs for public managers. Since starting in 2005, Nevada’s CPM Program has produced over 520 graduates, many of whom are currently working in State and local government agencies. Applications for future enrollment are accepted annually in the Spring. For more information about the CPM Program, please visit http://hr.nv.gov/CPM/ or email nvcpm@admin.nv.gov

NVCPM participants complete a capstone project as part of the 18-month program. Participants lead teams on projects that increase efficiencies or result in cost savings for their agencies. These Capstone projects have resulted in more than $36 million in savings for the State since the Program’s inception.

Ken Mammen, Chief Traffic Safety Engineer with the Nevada Department of Transportation, implemented one project demonstrating substantial cost savings. By streamlining consulting services, Mammen’s project realized over $350,000 in savings that were then allocated for traffic safety improvements.

Though not all projects result in substantial savings, many result in improved customer service and a more satisfied public. The Gaming Control Board receives more than 1,500 requests for license verifications annually. The team led by Diane Presson, a supervisor in the Investigations Unit, created an online portal to replace the fax and paper system. As a result, the workload decreased from 40 hours to five hours per week, with requests processed in one to two days rather than 10 days.

Projects can also lead to life-saving results. Kathryn Hamlin, a program officer with the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles, received the Nevada Donor Network’s Donation Champion of the Year Award. Her project streamlined the process for registering customers for organ donation and donations to the Gift of Life Education Fund. By conservative estimates, her project may result in over 2,600 additional people registering annually as organ donors.

“I am truly amazed and impressed at the innovation and resourcefulness this class has demonstrated to help Nevada government become more effective and responsive to the people we serve,” said Director Cates. “I appreciate and applaud the dedication and commitment these graduates have shown in completing this rigorous program. These graduates will become the fabric of our state’s leadership and will help take Nevada to the next level of public service.”

All the Capstone projects produce tangible benefits to the State. But the larger benefit to the State is that the graduates will be more confident, more effective leaders for the State throughout their careers. Congratulations to the CPM Class 14 graduates:

• Amadou Ba, State Controller's Office
• Gail Bolander, Department of Health and Human Services
• April Caughron, Department of Health and Human Services
• Kristen Defer, Department of Public Safety
• Julie Donley, Clark County School District
• Robert Forderhase, Department of Health and Human Services
• Morgan Friend, Department of Motor Vehicles
• Kendra Furlong, Department of Health and Human Services
• Kimberly Gaa, Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation
• Joy Grimmer, Department of Motor Vehicles
• Kathryn Hamlin, Department of Motor Vehicles
• Darrell Harris, Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation
• John Henley, Department of Corrections
• Jessica Hoban, Department of Health and Human Services
• Charles Hopps, Department of Motor Vehicles
• Tamrah Jackson, Department of Public Safety
• Jennelle Keith, Department of Motor Vehicles
• Jerrod Langendorf, Gaming Control Board
• Kenneth Mammen, Department of Transportation
• Kristi Marusich, Gaming Control Board
• Katherine Mellon, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
• Sevil Monge, Department of Corrections
• Dennis Pinkerton, Department of Public Safety
• Diane Presson, Gaming Control Board
• Lisa Ray, Colorado River Commission
• Laura Rich, Public Employees Benefit Program
• Luke Rippee, Gaming Control Board
• Joseph Scholl, Department of Public Safety
• Brian Scroggins, State Public Charter School Authority
• Jonathan Wilson, Department of Corrections
• David Wright, Department of Corrections

For information about the next available class, please email nvcpm@admin.nv.gov about enrollment in March/April 2019 for Class 17.