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County Chief of Staff finalists announced
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Rockdale County Board of Commissioners announced the names of two finalists for the Chief of Staff position that was vacated earlier this year. 


Simone Peart

• Founding Director of Operations – ROADS Charter School, New York

• Assistant Chief of Staff and Director of General Services, Administration – NYC Dept. of Consumer Affairs

• Special Projects Coordinator, Administration/Operations – North Star Academy, Charter School of Newark

• BA, Univ. of Maryland – College Park; J.D., Univ. of Connecticut School of Law 


Gerald Sanders

• City Manager – City of Lithonia, GA

• Director of Business & Economic Development – City of East Point, GA

• Managing Director, Economic Development – CEO’s Office, DeKalb County Government

• Senior Manager, Program Audits – Private Industry Council, Atlanta

• Assistant County Manager – Fulton County Manager’s Office

• Deputy Chief of Staff – Fulton County Board of Commissioners

• Masters in Business Administration and Masters in Public Administration, Georgia State University


There were 101 total applicants.

The interview panel of experts consisted of Hakim Hillard, Chief of Staff - DeKalb County, Kevin Little, Chairman –Walton County, and Becky Heisten, HR Director - Newton County.

Sanders scored a total of 271.66 on the evaluation rating and Peart a total of 284. The salary range for this position is $57,219 – $91,351.

There are plans to have this item on the May 14 Board of Commissioners agenda.


Chief of Staff JD 04 29 2013 PDF
Gerald Sanders resume COS 4-29-13
Simone Peart resume COS 4-29-13 SKMBT 60113042514440