Francis Pitaro

Summary

In addition to the positions held, as described below, I am currently serving as an appointed Civil Service Commissioner for the city of Colorado Springs and am a certified state examiner for the Colorado Performance Excellence Program.

Work History

Work History
Oct 2007 - Present

Senior Consultant

Zelos Inc

Provide training, facilitation and consulting services to local, state and federal government agencies and non-profit organizations in the areas of strategic planning, leadership, performance measurement, process management and employee development.

Jan 2008 - Present

Counselor

Army Career and Alumni Program

The principle counselor duty is to assist soldiers, who are leaving active military service, in finding employment. This includes: job search, resume writing, interview techniques and other assistance requested by the service member.

2007 - 2008

Deputy County Administrator

Chesterfield County

During the transition of leadership to a new County Administrator, was appointed as Deputy County Administrator for Management Services by the Board of Supervisors. Responsibilities included leadership and direction of the following departments: License Inspection, Real Estate Assessments, Security/Environment, Registrar, Purchasing, General Services, Internal Audit, Accounting and Risk Management. Responsibilities also included liaison and budgetary/administrative oversight to the five elected Constitutional Officers: Treasurer, Commissioner of the Revenue, Circuit Court Clerk, Commonwealth Attorney and the Sheriff; as well as the judges of the Circuit, General District and Juvenile and Domestic Courts. Additionally, served on the County Leadership Team and several Quality Councils and Boards.

Oct 1994 - Jul 2007

Director of General Services

Chesterfield County

Provided leadership and management for the General Services Department, which consisted of nine multi-functional divisions including: Administration, Airport, Buildings & Grounds, Capital Project Management, Communications & Electronics, Energy Management, Fleet Management, Print Center and Waste and Resource Recovery. These nine diverse divisions were made up of 250 employees, with 68 different job classifications and a budget in excess of $52 million. In addition, served in the following capacities: Dean of the School of Leadership and Personal Effectiveness for Chesterfield University, charter member of the Council on Learning, member of the Quality Indicators Group, and team leader for a number of process and project action teams. Facilitated and led numerous Strategic Planning sessions and coached and mentored subordinates, who were subsequently promoted to higher positions.

Served as a State Senate Productivity Quality Award (SPQA) examiner. Extensive experience in strategic planning, performance measurement and leadership. Coordinated and wrote the County’s first Malcolm Baldrige application for government agencies.

Jun 1993 - Sep 1994

Deputy Commander

Defense Supply Center, Richmond

Responsible for the work environment, safety, security, logistics and administrative support of 3,400 employees. Directed and supervised the Director of Public Safety, Director of Installation Services and the eight diverse personal staff sections, with an annual budget of $78 million. Was a senior member of the Strategic Planning and Total Quality Management Teams.

Education

Education
Dec 1980

Masters

Central Michigan University
Dec 1975

BS

University of Nebraska at Omaha

Skills

Skills

Facilitation

Have assisted a number of local, state and federal agencies develop strategic plans and employee development programs.   Have been asked to facilitate and speak at national performance management seminars regarding performance management and employee development.