Placer County hires executive officer from Colorado

Placer County Board of Supervisors this week voted to hire Todd Leopold to be the next county executive officer.

Todd Leopold

Leopold has more than 20 years of public sector experience, with more than 17 years in county government organizations in Colorado. He was the county manager for Adams County, Colo., from 2013 until last April.

Since then he has been a vice president for Aon Hewitt, a global professional services firm in the Denver area. He has been interviewing for various county leadership positions for about a year.

Leopold has spent all but one year of his professional career in the Denver area. The other year was in New Mexico right after he earned his bachelor’s degree in political science. The Colorado native has a master’s in public administration from the University of Colorado, Denver.

Leopold’s starting salary will be $241,259. He and his wife have two teenage daughters.

Placer’s previous county executive officer, David Boesch, retired effective Jan. 5 after five years. Leopold is expected to start Jan. 22. Until then, County Counsel Gerald Carden will be interim CEO.

— Lake Tahoe News staff report

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