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Sacramento County Appoints Deputy County Executive

Mar 19, 2024 02:07PM ● By Sacramento County News Release

Sylvester Fadal

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA (MPG) - Sylvester Fadal is the new Sacramento County deputy county executive for Administrative Services. The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors approved Fadal’s appointment on Feb. 27 and he started the new role on March 3.

“The county conducted a nationwide executive search for the deputy county executive for Administrative Services, and I’m pleased to say we found the best and most qualified candidate within our own ranks,” said County Executive David Villanueva. “Dr. Fadal has more than 26 years of public sector human resources management and executive experience that encompasses strategic planning, budget management, process optimization and construction and capital improvements.” 

Fadal’s extensive experience includes overseeing human resources, technology, procurement, contracts and materials management for major construction projects. His previous responsibilities include ensuring contract compliance, adherence to DBE/SBE requirements, implementing PLAs, and managing bus/rail maintenance training and warehouse facilities. 

Fadal was the Personnel Services director for Sacramento County in 2021 and became the General Services interim director in October 2023. 

Before joining the county, Fadal held various leadership roles at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority for more than 23 years, including chief administrative officer, human resources director, procurement and contracts, Business Services deputy director, Human Resources manager, and Organizational Development and Office of Civil Rights and Labor Relations manager. 

Fadal has a Doctor of Business Administration from Argosy University, a Master of Public Administration with emphasis on organization change from California State University, East Bay, and a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management from Patten University. He also completed the Negotiation and Conflict Management Training for Senior Executives at Harvard Law School and he possesses a Certificate in Training and Human Resources Management from U.C. Santa Cruz. 

Additionally, Fadal has nearly 20 years of experience as a lecturer and area chair over the University of Phoenix MBA Business Program and has worked as an assistant professor for DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Business for more than three years. 

Departments within Sacramento County’s Administrative Services Agency include the Clerk Recorder, Office of Emergency Services, Finance, General Services, Personnel Services, Revenue Recovery, Technology, and Voter Registration and Elections. These departments facilitate the day-to-day operation of Sacramento County. The Library JPA, Sacramento Employee Retirement System and Sacramento LAFCo have a coordinative relationship with Administrative Services. 

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