Rollie Waters is a Special Advisor and Consultant to Springsted | Waters.  Until the end of 2017, he served as the Executive Vice President of Springsted | Waters, and now advises on selected assignments and utilization of proprietary candidate assessment instruments.  Since 1976, Rollie has been a management consultant to private and public sector clients.  He has consulted with national and international clients in the area of HR Management system design and strategic management.  He has given various lectures and seminars for organizations in the areas of compensation as it relates to performance management.  He is viewed on a national level as one of the foremost authorities in succession planning and performance management system design for the public sector.  He has spoken before such organizations as the International City/County Managers Association, American Management Association, The Alliance for Innovation, National Forum of Black Public Administrators, California Institute of Technology, the Texas Municipal League (TML), and the International Personnel Management Association (IPMA-HR), among others.  Rollie has been actively involved in the development of competency-based knowledge selection and development tools over the past twenty years.  He has been instrumental in ensuring the proprietary profiles that he has designed to attract the right candidates that fit the client organization’s needs.  Rollie has been widely published in national journals and magazines focusing on human resource challenges.

Rollie is a Strategic Partner with the International City/County Managers Association, International Management Consultants and Alliance for Innovation, a member of the National Corporation Advisory Council of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, and numerous other professional groups.  Rollie has an extensive background in the behavioral sciences and strategic planning.  He received his MBA at Pepperdine University and his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of South Carolina.  In addition, he is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) awarded by the Institute of Management Consultants USA.