“Ruth is a bright shining star who excels in all she does. Her knowledge, loyalty and compassion is exceeded only by her ability to get along with people. She will succeed at everything she puts her heart and hand to accomplish. She is my dear friend.” – Steve Rhodes, Police Chief, Cedar Hill Police Department

“I’ve know Ruthie professionally and personally for more than a decade. I can say without hesitation that she is one of the most intelligent and dedicated persons I have ever met. She is also a great team builder. She is respected and admired by everyone she works with. I am honored to know her.” (Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert)  – Wade Emmert, Former City of Cedar Hill Council Member

“It was a pleasure working with Ruth. She represented the city’s interests wholeheartedly and with great determination to get complex issues resolved to the benefit of her clients (public). Ruth is proactive and a great communicator. A lot of our success in our project was due to Ruth’s consistent involvement.” – Antoinette Bacchus, Assistant Director Transportation Planning, Dallas County Public Works

“I have worked with Ruthie for many years. I know her to be competent, energetic, enthusiastic, honest,and a well rounded manager. She is an excellent negotiator and has always sought win-win solutions. She demonstrates proactivity, typically preventing problems rather than be reactive. She is especially good at forming strong relationships, I enthusiastically recommend her to any potential employer or client.” – Ron McCuller, Public Works Director, City of Grand Prairie;

“Ruth was very helpful on the project and a great team member. She was always very cordial to me and professional in the way she conducted business. I would work with Ruth anywhere, anytime again.” – Dan Sefko, FAICP, Group Manager-Municipal Planning Group, Freese and Nichols/Consulting Engineers and Urban Planners

“I had the pleasure of working with Ruth for nearly four years at the City of Cedar Hill. I am the Director of Human Resources for the City. As the Public Works Director, Ruth was over 4 divisions – Utility, Streets, Fleet and Engineering. I worked with Ruth through multiple employee relations issues. In every instance, Ruth used the right balance of compassion and holding the employee accountable…She was a tremendous asset to the City with her negotiation skills, analytical ability, engineering expertise, acquisition of grants and success in personnel matters. Ruth took an interest in the success of each of her employees. She was an excellent mentor and encouraged her employees to continue to further their education. She gave honest, frequent feedback and clearly explained her expectations to her employees. They met those expectations because they knew she cared about them. …There are so many examples I could list to illustrate how Ruth showed she cared about her employees. Her employees knew they could contact her at any time with a question, and she frequently visited them on site. She attended their quarterly luncheons and implemented an end of the year awards luncheon that was extremely successful. This awards luncheon was one of the ways that Ruth united four divisions into one department. …In the seven years that Ruth was with the City, she made a tremendous impact, both internally, and within the community. I know that she will be successful in her next endeavor. –  Tracey Tso, SPHR, Director of Human Resources, City of Cedar Hill