14 dedicated public servants become Certified Public Managers

A group of certified public managers

UPDATE: We’ve revised the post to include a photo of the 14 proud graduates. 
Fourteen managers from Wisconsin state and local government will become Certified Public Managers at a ceremony in the Wisconsin State Capitol on March 27. They achieved the nationally accredited certification by completing 300 instructional hours in the Wisconsin Certified Public Manager Program® (CPM), administered by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The graduation speaker will be Roberta Gassman, senior fellow at the UW-Madison School of Social Work and former deputy assistant secretary for employment and training in the U.S. Department of Labor.
The CPM program prepares managers in federal, state, and local government as well as tribal and nonprofit organizations for the unique demands of the public management profession. Instructors include UW-Madison staff and specialists in leadership, management, and workplace skills.
Members of the graduating class are Linda Cory, Village of McFarland; Allyn Dannhoff, Village of Hobart; Amalia Garcia, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development; Elena Hilby, City of Milton; Jeffrey Hole, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development; Clayton Janikowski, Wisconsin Department of Health Services; Randall Jones, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction; Tok Kim, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development; Kirk Kushava, Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds; Margaret McMahon, Wisconsin Department of Children and Families; Masud Parvez, Wisconsin Department of Administration; Eric Rindfleisch, Village of McFarland; Carla Sumner, Wisconsin Department of Children and Families; and Lanetta Virgil, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
“By completing the certification, these managers have gained skills that will benefit their agencies and communities,” says CPM director Robbi Dreifuerst. “They’ve demonstrated their commitment to the profession and mastered its administrative and technical challenges. Wisconsin is fortunate to have such dedicated public servants.”