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ABOUT CIVIL SAVANT

Civil Savant celebrates the individuals and agencies who insist on exceeding the expectations of customers, clients, and communities. We believe in public employment as a profession and a privilege. Check out the bios of our featured guests below, listen to their stories, and join the Civil Savant tribe on social media.

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Scott Yates

Communications Analyst, UC Davis
Owner, Scott Yates PR
Scott Yates is a public employee, business owner, entrepreneur, endurance athlete, proud father and husband, and co-host of the Civil Savant podcast.
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ALL PODCASTS

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Thomas Lawson

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Thomas Lawson, President at California's Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition (CNGVC), shares his journey into public service and provides a refreshing perspective about the future of natural gas vehicles in California and beyond. You can learn more about Thomas and the CNGVC at http://cngvc.org/

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Vince Wolf

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Vince Wolfe, most recently the principal at the Met Sacramento, shares his journey into teaching and administration. His story is local, but his impact and ideas are helping to move an antiquated system into more modern times. This is a must listen for educators at all levels.

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LanTrel Stockton

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LanTrel Stockton talks about his professional journey and maintaining a healthy balance while simultaneously employed as a senior level manager for the State of California and the US Air Force Reserve.

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Christina Elliot

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In the sixth edition of the Civil Savant podcast, Christina Elliot, executive director for California ABLE Act Board, opens up and gets personal about the opportunities and challenges of climbing the ladder within public service. You'll enjoy this one.

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Laura Speed

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Laura Speed believes in paying it forward and her career path exemplifies that commitment. Listen to hear her journey and you’ll be introduced to incredible mentoring programs designed to prepare the next generation of Civil Savants.

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Raoul Ortega

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Raoul Ortega is a storyteller and visual artist through the disciplines of photography and graphic design. Between his role as photographer for CalPERS and running his own photography business, Raoul thrives to evoke emotion, trigger nostalgia and capture the essence of the people he is working with and the moments we often brush right over. If you’ve ever wondered how creatives can thrive in public service, you’ll enjoy the inaugural Civil Savant podcast featuring Raoul.

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Saody Freeman

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Saody Freeman is a counselor at heart; driven by passion for family and service to her students in the Elk Grove Unified School District. Her journey to public service is so much bigger than you can imagine. Be prepared to laugh and cry as you listen to Civil Savant podcast 002 featuring Saody Freeman.

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Scott Cleland

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Do not let the “consultant” tag fool you, Scott Cleland is a Civil Savant, and has been directly or indirectly working toward the greater good for two decades now. He approaches life and work in the most adventurous ways, despite his calm demeanor. Come discover the human side of public sector consulting in Civil Savant podcast 003 featuring Scott Cleland.

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Scott Cleland

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In the sixth edition of the Civil Savant podcast, Christina Elliot, executive director for California ABLE Act Board, opens up and gets personal about the opportunities and challenges of climbing the ladder within public service. You'll enjoy this one.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/B9HsAGmVUiA
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Scott Cleland

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LanTrel Stockton talks about his professional journey and maintaining a healthy balance while simultaneously employed as a senior level manager for the State of California and the US Air Force Reserve.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/97TUmt_8ry8
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Scott Cleland

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Laura Speed believes in paying it forward and her career path exemplifies that commitment. Listen to hear her journey and you’ll be introduced to incredible mentoring programs designed to prepare the next generation of Civil Savants.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/oGK-_xqbZlc
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Scott Cleland

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Raoul Ortega is a storyteller and visual artist through the disciplines of photography and graphic design. Between his role as photographer for CalPERS and running his own photography business, Raoul thrives to evoke emotion, trigger nostalgia and capture the essence of the people he is working with and the moments we often brush right over. If you’ve ever wondered how creatives can thrive in public service, you’ll enjoy the inaugural Civil Savant podcast featuring Raoul.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/7rDAfP_gZzo
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Scott Cleland

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Saody Freeman is a counselor at heart; driven by passion for family and service to her students in the Elk Grove Unified School District. Her journey to public service is so much bigger than you can imagine. Be prepared to laugh and cry as you listen to Civil Savant podcast 002 featuring Saody Freeman.

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Scott Cleland

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Do not let the “consultant” tag fool you, Scott Cleland is a Civil Savant, and has been directly or indirectly working toward the greater good for two decades now. He approaches life and work in the most adventurous ways, despite his calm demeanor. Come discover the human side of public sector consulting in Civil Savant podcast 003 featuring Scott Cleland.

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Scott Cleland

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Thomas Lawson, President at California's Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition (CNGVC), shares his journey into public service and provides a refreshing perspective about the future of natural gas vehicles in California and beyond. You can learn more about Thomas and the CNGVC at http://cngvc.org/

https://www.youtube.com/embed/zbYFy0kMSKU
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Scott Cleland

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Vince Wolfe, most recently the principal at the Met Sacramento, shares his journey into teaching and administration. His story is local, but his impact and ideas are helping to move an antiquated system into more modern times. This is a must listen for educators at all levels.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/VJqE1vuLxRM