Lexington, KY; April 22, 2019- NASCA is pleased to present The Art of Leading a State Government Agency in partnership with Paul Campbell, former Director of the Department of Central Management Services for the State of Illinois and ex-officio Executive Committee and Corporate Council Co-Chair of NASCA.
While appointments take place all year long, a surge of new state chief administrator and senior staff accepted the new role post the 2018 election in which thirty-six governors were recently elected or started second terms. In preparation, a NASCA Transition Taskforce led by former state chief administrators, Bob Blair, Director of the Department of Administrative Services in the State of Ohio and Bob Oglesby, Commissioner of General Services in the State of Tennessee, proposed a “Bootcamp” component for new government executives, as well as other resources to help in their transition.
This publication builds on multiple NASCA resources and provides advice government executives to sustain effectiveness over time:
• Lead collaboratively in an environment of shared decision making.
• Bridge the gap between elected officials and bureaucratic organizations.
• Maintain close working relationships with the governor’s office.
Jamie Rodgers, MPA
National Association of State Chief Administrators (NASCA)