Monday, January, 25, 2010
Bankruptcy Court Names New Executive Officer
By a MetNews Staff Writer
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California has selected Kathleen J. Campbell as its new executive officer/clerk of court, the court said Friday.
Campbell, currently manager of human resources and risk management for the City of Santa Paula in Ventura County, is scheduled to start work in her new position Feb. 1.
A former Central District bankruptcy court employee for over 25 years, Campbell was first hired in 1980 and held a variety of management positions—rising to the post of chief deputy of administration in 2001—before leaving in 2006.
Chief Bankruptcy Judge Vincent P. Zurzolo said judges of the court “unanimously support and applaud [Campbell’s] return,” adding: “We are confident she will provide the innovative and vibrant leadership our clerk’s staff and the public deserve.”
As chief deputy, Campbell supervised information technology initiatives, including the court’s successful migration from paper documents to an electronic case filing and management system. She also served as the court’s human resources manager; supervised its Northern Division office in Santa Barbara; and worked as a management analyst, planning and personnel management officer, and administrative manager.
Campbell is a member of the California Public Employers Labor Relations Association, the Society for Human Resource Management and the Channel Islands Public Management Association.
According to the Ninth Circuit, the Central District bankruptcy court is one of the busiest in the nation, serving seven of Southern California’s most populous counties. Its headquarters are in Los Angeles, and the court has divisional offices in Riverside, Santa Ana, the San Fernando Valley, and Santa Barbara. The court has 19 judges, more than 300 employees, and received 97,481 filings for the 12 months ending Sept. 30, 2009.
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