Lesley Slaughter, President
Lesley Slaughter is a Human Resources Specialist with the Civilian Human Resource Agency (CHRA). She “accidentally” fell into government service while working on her master’s degree. At the time she thought it would be good experience while she went to school and that she would pursue a career in private industry when she graduated. Significant time has passed since she finished her masters and she is still a federal employee, and loving it. She is passionate about providing superior human resources support to her customers. She is now an avid advocate for public service and cannot imagine a career as anything but a public servant.
Kimberly Meadows, Director of Finance
Ms. Kimberly Meadows entered the Department of Army (DA) Internship Program after graduating from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She began her internship at the Corpus Christi Army Depot assigned to the Resource Management Office. Ms. Meadows initially came to the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District while performing a 120-day DA rotational assignment. The District offered her the opportunity to transfer her internship, in addition to a permanent position upon graduation. She was assigned the task of gathering supporting documentation for civil assets from the years of 1995-2004. Upon completing the collection and review for over 5,000 assets, Ms. Meadows was then selected as the District Emerging Leader for the Regional Leadership Development Program. She is currently serving as the Management Analysis Branch Chief within the Resource Management Office.
Shawna Villarreal, Director of Social and Community Events
Shawna Villarreal is a Contract Specialist with the General Services Administration (GSA). She was referred to government service after moving back to Texas from San Diego where her husband was stationed in the military. She was told that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had a great Acquisition intern program so she thought she would give it a try. After two years of service there, it was time for a change and she joined the General Services Administration Public Buildings Service. Government acquisition is challenging and is the perfect career field for her.
Cody Cotten, Director of Strategic Communications and Technology
Cody Cotten is a Contract Specialist with the General Services Administration. He started as an intern with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and moved to GSA after about three years. He graduated from Texas Christian University and enjoys going to the football games. He also enjoys being outdoors whether that be running, camping, kayaking, or biking.
Cade McCloud, Director of Professional Development and Training
Cade McCloud is a Realty Specialist working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers since August 2010. He is a Fort Worth, Texas native and graduated from TCU with a degree in Finance and Business Leadership. Recently, he has been working on numerous acquisition projects for the Army.
Tim is a native Texan and began his career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1995 as a Park Ranger at Proctor Lake, Ft. Worth District while attending Tarleton State University. Tim accepted the position of Deputy Chief, Operations Division in the Fort Worth District in Aug 2009. His responsibilities encompass 25 multi-purpose lakes across the entire state and along with hydroelectric generation. Tim is a member of and leads a team consisting of 315 employees comprised of Natural Resources Specialists, Engineers, Engineer Technicians, Administrative Personnel, Budget/Program Analysts, mechanics, electricians and management staffs to operate 338 recreations areas, 685,000 acres of land, 397,000 acres of water, and 3 hydroelectric plants.
Tim is married and has four children. He is active in the Methodist Church and enjoys spending time with family and friends, woodworking, fishing, hunting, camping and thoroughly enjoys working on the family farm.
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