Renne Public Management Group (RPMG), a division of Renne Public Law Group (RPLG), welcomes Donna Vaillancourt as a consultant. Prior to joining RPMG, Donna spent nearly four decades working for San Mateo County, serving in various leadership roles, including as director of the County’s department of human resources. Her extensive experience in leadership development and organizational management makes her an exciting addition to RPMG’s growing team.
“After retiring from the County of San Mateo, I knew I wanted to continue supporting local governments and municipal partners throughout the state,” said Donna. “I’m excited to collaborate with my new colleagues at RPMG to deliver practical, people-oriented solutions for our clients.”
Donna began her career with the County of San Mateo in 1981 after serving for three years in the U.S. Army as a field medic stationed in Germany. During her 37-year career in San Mateo County, she served in various leadership positions, including as deputy director of public works.
During her tenure as San Mateo County’s director of human resources, she spearheaded new workforce planning projects, employee engagement efforts, leadership development courses and wellness programs to attract and retain talent in a dynamic organization consisting of over 5,500 employees. Her award-winning projects included establishing the County’s STEP program for emancipated foster youth and creating San Mateo’s internal coach program.
“The team that RPMG has developed is incredible,” said Donna. “I’m honored to work with some of the top leaders in local government. I look forward to leveraging my 40-plus years of experience creating great places to work as a member of the RPMG team.”
Vaillancourt holds a B.S. in human resource management from Columbia Southern University and is a Credentialed California County Senior Executive and a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation. She is also certified to administer leadership assessments, including EQi 2.0, Myers Briggs and Everything DiSC.
“Donna’s compelling mix of local government expertise and leadership skills make her a perfect fit for our team at RPMG,” said Executive Director Nelson Fialho. “We continue to raise the bar when it comes to the services that we offer, and I’m confident that Donna will provide exceptional support for our clients.”
RPMG has a proven track record of success assisting clients with strategic planning, executive onboarding, performance evaluations, conflict resolution and facilitation, fiscal and operational analysis, complex project management, negotiations and organizational assessments.