On behalf of NASCA, we are pleased to present The Art of Leading a State Government Agency by 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 “Boot Camp” component for new government executives, as well as other resources to help in their transition.
This publication builds on multiple NASCA resources and the Boot Camp curriculum provided in person at the 2019 Spring Conference. Additional resources are also available on the NASCA’s Transition webpage. We hope this publication provides useful insights for not only chief administrators but government managers and stakeholders.