OPI2 Welcomes Second Cohort of the Executive Fellows Leadership Development Program
In July of 2016, the Office of Performance Improvement and Innovation started the Executive Fellows Program, a one year leadership development program for Metro employees. The employees selected for the program have an extensive background in performance improvement and innovation, demonstrate high-level leadership and change management skills, and help make Louisville Metro the standard for world-class government. In July, seven individuals were chosen for the inaugural cohort. In the spirit of continuous improvement, that group has helped OPI² create an even better program. Now, after a competitive application process, OPI² is excited to announce the members of the second cohort. Over the next year, these six individuals will experience additional leadership opportunities and help cascade improvement and innovation to even more Metro employees. Learn more about our second cohort and their improvement and leadership journeys below.
Ben Anderson, Performance Supervisor, Codes and Regulations
Ben Anderson is a Performance Supervisor with Codes and Regulations who works closely with process owners to analyze data and improve processes. Ben has lived in Louisville for almost 10 years after growing up in Salt Lake City Utah with short stops in Lexington, Kentucky, Oxford, Ohio, Kansas City, Missouri, and Keystone, Colorado along the way.
Ben lives with his wife, Lauren and their dog, Tiger who mostly keep him in line. In his free time, he enjoys swimming in the summer, going to Louisville Cardinals games, and skiing whenever possible.
Rolf Eisinger, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, Public Works
Rolf Eisinger works as Louisville Metro’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator. Rolf was car-free while he earned his BA at the University of Colorado at Boulder and then moved to Louisville where he earned a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Louisville. While in graduate school, Rolf raced his bike at the professional level across the country. Rolf has worked for Louisville Metro since 2009 where he has developed a number of bicycle and pedestrian programs. He has helped Louisville become a bronze-level Walk Friendly Community and a silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community. He also started the Bike and Walk Sense programs, added 80 new bikeway miles to Louisville’s Urban Bike Network, manages Louisville’s recently awarded NHTSA pedestrian education and enforcement grant and Louisville’s Bike Share project. Along with an inspiring, passionate and action-oriented attitude, Rolf has been able to capitalize on a number of trainings including: Project Management Application, Six Sigma Green Belt, Leadership Louisville’s Ignite Louisville, Federal Highways Administration Road Safety Audits/Assessments, Designing for Pedestrian Safety, ADA Compliant Design, Developing a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan Louisville, NACTO Road Show in Indianapolis and design charrette, North American Bike Sharing Association Meetings, Project Management Professional certification, and years’ worth of APBP webinars. Rolf also created, and is in charge of, the regional Sister Cities conference series.
David Holland, Communications Coordinator II
David Holland works in Metro’s HR Department as a Communications Coordinator, making sure that Metro employees are informed about an array of initiatives, programs and news. In the course of his career, he has worked in education, advertising, radio, public relations, the arts, the non-profit sector and now government. He holds a Master’s Degree in English Literature, which he says is probably the most useless degree in all of academia. He has written four published novels and five unpublished ones. Actualmente, él estudia español con la esperanza de ser bilingüe antes de que tuviere sesenta años. He enjoys listening to be-bop, reading biographies of U. S. Presidents, walking, and watching the films of Orson Welles and Akira Kurosawa. But that could change.
Pam Horne, Education and Outreach Coordinator, Human Relations Commission
Pam Horne has been the Strategic Planning Liaison between the Office of Performance Improvement (OPI) and the Human Relations Commission (HRC) since OPI²’s inception in 2011. She is also the Education and Outreach Coordinator for HRC where she performs many functions within contract compliance including collecting and analyzing industry-specific data, monitoring program performance, and providing recommendations for improvements.
Born and raised in Louisville, Pam graduated from Western High School in the Shively neighborhood. She then went on to graduate from the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics. Since working with OPI², she has been trained in Lean, Six Sigma Green Belt, Project Management, and received her certification as a Balanced Scorecard Professional. Pam loves to spend time with her husband of 26 years, her children, and her dog, Ivy.
Angela Richardson, Performance Analyst, Public Works
Angela Richardson originates from Arkansas but grew up in the Northern Kentucky area. She began her career with Louisville Metro Public Works in July of 2012 as a GIS Analyst. In November of 2014, Angela was promoted to Performance Analyst. She holds a Bachelor of Science, from the University of Louisville, in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), where she graduated with honors. Angela has earned a Six Sigma Green Belt certification and is also a charter member and club officer for the Metro Motivators Toastmaster’s club. As an avid public servant, Angela serves as a mentor for the YMCA’s Black Achievers program. In her free time, Angela enjoys creative writing, traveling, spoiling her dog, fishing, playing tennis, and playing music on the piano or saxophone.
William Cameron Stelzig, Crime Information Center (CIC) Manager, LMPD
Cameron Stelzig began his career with the Louisville Metro Police Department in May of 2014 as a Crime Analyst. He has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Justice Administration from the University of Louisville. Recently, Cameron was promoted to manage the very same unit where he served as a crime analyst, the Crime Information Center (CIC). Now as the manager, he is responsible for the twelve analysts assigned to the CIC and strives to further integrate analytics into law enforcement within the LMPD. Cameron also teaches Crime Analysis and Crime Mapping at the University of Louisville. In his free time, he enjoys building Jeeps, working on projects around the house, and spending time with his wife and friends.