Tripepi Smith Talent Solutions Secures Recruitment Work with Redwood Coast Energy Authority

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Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA), Tripepi Smith’s 10th Community Choice Aggregator (CCA) client, selected Tripepi Smith Talent Solutions (TSTS) to lead its executive director recruitment. 

RCEA is an award-winning CCA located in Humboldt County. Its members include the Blue Lake Rancheria; the Yurok Tribe; the County of Humboldt; the cities of Arcata, Blue Lake, Eureka, Ferndale, Fortuna, Rio Dell and Trinidad; and the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District. RCEA is a member of the California Community Choice Association (CalCCA), which represents the interests of California’s community choice electricity providers in the legislature and at state regulatory agencies, including the California Public Utilities Commission, California Energy Commission and California Air Resources Board.

This May, Eileen Verbeck, former deputy executive director, who joined RCEA from the City of Arcata, was appointed interim executive director following the retirement of former Executive Director Matthew Marshall. Marshall retired after 15 years of service, including 13 years as executive director. RCEA is now on the hunt for its next leader. 

“We’re looking for an innovative, strategic-minded leader passionate about the energy space,” said Eileen. “The TSTS team has proven to curate top-notch talent, and we look forward to seeing the pool of candidates they present to us.” 

Director Christine Martin will lead the search, with support from Business Analyst Kylie Sun and Junior Business Analyst Hannah Wedepohl. Following development of a digital recruitment brochure, the TSTS team will advertise the position across relevant job boards and social media platforms. TSTS also plans to leverage its extensive roots in California local government to broaden reach. Through its partnerships with nine CCAs in California, 200 local government agencies and some of the largest local government associations in California (including MMANC, MMASC, Cal Cities, CSDA, CSAC, etc.), TSTS has a vast network of professionals to tap into.

“The RCEA team is a dedicated, passionate group committed to serving the Humboldt County community. We are honored to be the firm to find their next Executive Director.” said Christine. “Our understanding of the CCA space combined with our recruitment expertise uniquely positions us to be a strategic partner for this recruitment. We are excited to bring RCEA the candidate they are looking for!”

About Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA)

The Redwood Coast Energy Authority is a local government Joint Powers Agency whose members include the Blue Lake Rancheria; the Yurok Tribe; the County of Humboldt; the Cities of Arcata, Blue Lake, Eureka, Ferndale, Fortuna, Rio Dell, and Trinidad; the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District. The purpose of RCEA is to develop and implement sustainable energy initiatives that reduce energy demand, increase energy efficiency, and advance the use of clean, efficient and renewable resources available in the region for the benefit of the Member agencies and their constituents

About Tripepi Smith

Tripepi Smith is a California-based marketing, technology and public affairs firm that serves for-profit, nonprofit and public agencies. Its unique mix of marketing and technology prowess provides a competitive advantage to agencies seeking to leverage the internet to achieve their communication goals. The firm provides full content creation services, including: ghost writing, collateral development, photography, video production, aerial imagery, search engine optimization, email marketing campaigns and website design and execution. Tripepi Smith clients include: City of American Canyon, City of Culver City, City of Cupertino, City of Daly City, City of Duarte, City of Grover Beach, City of Santa Paula, City of Indian Wells, City of La Cañada Flintridge, City of Lake Forest, City of Livermore, City of Napa, City of Paramount, City of Tracy, CalChoice Energy Authority, California Joint Powers Insurance Authority, Santa Clara County Fire Department, Costa Mesa Sanitary District, Rowland Water District, California City Management Foundation, Renne Public Law Group, West Coast Arborists, Scripps College, Blind Children’s Learning Center and Climatec.