Frank Motley, Executive Director

Executive Director Frank Motley

Frank Motley

Executive Director
Management Services

Frank Motley is the Executive Director of the San Diego County Sheriff's Management Services Bureau.  He oversees the department’s financial and administrative functions, vehicle fleet operations, procurement and contracting activities and facilities planning, construction and maintenance. Additionally, Mr. Motley is responsible for the department’s information technology and records/identification programs. He also has administrative oversight responsibility for the San Diego-Imperial County Regional Communications System which provides radio communications support to nearly all public service and public safety agencies in the region.

Mr. Motley has over thirty years of leadership and management experience with both the federal government and the private sector.

In the private sector, Mr. Motley was the Senior Director of Corporate Facilities and Support Operations for Scripps Health, where he managed the oversight of Emergency Management, Safety, Security, Parking operations, Grounds, Mail & Transportation, and Fleet Management for five hospitals, over thirty clinics and multiple administrative spaces, and over fifteen thousand employees.

Prior to his position as the Senior Director of Corporate Facilities and Support Operations, Mr. Motley was the Director of Supply Chain Management for Scripps health, where he oversaw both capital and operational contracting and purchasing, as well as supply chain logistics. He led aggressive standardization efforts for medical commodities that resulted in millions of dollars cut from operational expenses, while improving both patient and staff satisfaction.

In the federal government, Mr. Motley spent twenty-four years in the United States Marine Corps, rising from Private to Lieutenant Colonel. A decorated officer, he served in two combat tours and participated in ground combat operations during the liberation of Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm. As a Major, he held command in Yuma, AZ, and he served at the Combat Development Command, in Quantico, VA, where he was the requirements officer for the Marine Corps' entire wheeled vehicle fleet. Prior to his retirement from the Marine Corps, Mr Motley served as the Executive Officer for the 12th Marine Corps Recruiting District, leading a staff of 1,200 Marines and civilians, and managing all facilities, vehicles, administration, contracts, budgets, IT, and Marketing for the Marine Corps' recruiting efforts spanning ten western states, Hawaii, and Guam.

Mr. Motley is a member of the Sheriff's Executive Management Team and Sheriff's Leadership Council. He is also a sworn Reserve Deputy Sheriff and currently serves as the Commander of the Department's Search & Rescue (SAR) team.

Mr. Motley holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from Emory & Henry College, and a Master's Degree in Business Management from Webster's University.