Mr. Kevin Beckner,
CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Beckner has more than 30 years of business experience within the private and public sectors. An alumni of the American College of Financial Planning, he has been a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner since 2002 and also holds the designations of Chartered Financial Consultant™ and Chartered Life Underwriter™. Elected countywide to the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners in 2008, he was reelected in 2012 and served through 2016. As one of seven commissioners, Mr. Beckner was responsible for enacting and administrating local public policy, approving an annual operating and capital budget that exceeded $3 billion, and providing constituent service and representation to over 1.2 million people. He is uniquely experienced in uniting and leveraging human resources and relationships to build coalitions and consensus groups that can help solve complex organizational challenges. A native of Michigan City, Indiana, Mr. Beckner graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in 1990 and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with minors in Business and Psychology from Indiana University in 1993. He also attended Harvard Kennedy School’s Executive Leadership program in 2013.
Mr. Kurt Wilkening
Business Solutions Consultant
Mr. Wilkening has over 25 years of experience in public sector human resource management that includes the areas of talent acquisition, job analysis, job evaluation, test development, selection and performance management. Mr. Wilkening also has extensive experience working with city councils, boards, staff members, and selection committees on executive search projects for local governments in Florida. Mr. Wilkening holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral and Social Sciences, and a Master’s Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Valdosta State University.
Ms. Meghan Deveau
Ms. Deveau brings over nine years of experience in both private and public sector human resource management that includes talent acquisition, test development, selection and performance management, benefits, workers’ compensation, training, and employee relations. Ms. Deveau earned a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and received a Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from University of Central Florida. She earned her SPHR in 2015.
Ms. Alma Gonzalez
Project Team Member
Ms. Gonzalez is an attorney with over 25 years of experience in the areas of public policy, legislative relations, administrative law, and employment law. Her background includes policy analysis and development, as well as labor contract negotiations, and direct representation of grievances and appeals in the public and private sector. Ms. Gonzalez earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Policy as well as an MSSW in Planning and Administration from the University of Wisconsin. She is also a cum laude graduate of the Florida State University College of Law.