- Gov. Rick Scott has named Andrew Fay to serve on Florida's utility regulatory board. Fay has served as director of legislative affairs and Cabinet affairs to Attorney General Pam Bondi since 2011. Fay's appointment with the Florida Public Service Commission expires January 2022.
- Kansas Chief Information Technology Officer (CITO) Phil Wittmer has resigned after serving in that position since August 2015. Wittmer will be replaced by Donna Shelite, the Kansas Office of Information Technology Services chief operating officer (CIO). Shelite will act as an interim CITO until Gov. Jeff Colyer's administration makes its appointment. Wittmer served for nearly 30 years in the private sector in management and consulting positions before taking the CITO post.
- Filling a position that has sat vacant for a year, the Trump administration has nominated Suzette Kent as the next administrator of the Office of Electronic Government within the Office of Management and Budget. Kent is currently a principal with global accounting firm. The position is charged with setting IT management policy for the entire federal government, including overseeing cybersecurity policy through the currently vacant federal chief information security officer. Kent will be the fourth federal CIO, taking over for Tony Scott, who retired from the role at the end of the Obama administration. Since Scott's retirement, his deputy, Margie Graves, has been filling in as acting federal CIO.
- Director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Brenda Fitzgerald announced her resignation Jan. 31. Fitzgerald was appointed to head the CDC by President Donald Trump last July. The current principal deputy CDC director, Rear Admiral Dr. Anne Schuchat, will serve as interim director until a replacement for Fitzgerald is named.
- Kevin Corbett was tapped by Gov. Phil Murphy to serve as executive director of the New Jersey Transit. Corbett would succeed Steven Santoro, who earlier this month announced plans to resign. Corbet, who works for a global construction and engineering firm, has also served as the chief operating officer and executive vice president of Empire State Development Corporation and executive deputy Commissioner of the Department of Economic Development.
- Denver's (Colorado) Regional Transportation District has named Michael Ford
chief operating officer. A 30-year transit veteran, Ford previously served as chief executive officer of the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan in Detroit. The agency created the position last year to oversee rail and bus operations while meeting the needs of the growing metro region.
- The California State University Board of Trustees has appointed Adela de la Torre to serve as president of San Diego State University. De la Torre currently serves as vice chancellor, student affairs and campus diversity at the University of California, Davis. She will join the campus in June 2018. Sally Roush is currently serving as university president and was appointed to serve in that role on an interim basis after former president Elliot Hirshman accepted the position of president at Stevenson University in Maryland.
- Gov. Jim Justice appointed Betsy Jividen as Commissioner of the West Virginia Division of Corrections, which is part of the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety. Jividen takes over from acting Commissioner Mike Coleman, who is also deputy director of Correctional Operations for the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety. The West Virginia Division of Corrections operates 15 prisons, work-release centers and related facilities and has more than 2,000 employees including more than 1,000 correctional officers.
- Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced that David Nisleit, a 30-veteran of the San Diego (California) Police Department, will become the city's next police chief. Assistant Chief David Nisleit, whose father was a longtime San Diego police captain, has risen through the ranks of the department since 1988. He will take the place of retiring Chief Shelley Zimmerman.
- Gov. Jim Justice appointed Dr. Michael Brumage
as director of the office of drug control policy within the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. A former U.S. Army colonel, Brumage has been tasked to tackle the problems with opioid usage in West Virginia.
- James Carmody, the police and fire chief for the Wyoming Department of Public Safety, announced his last day with the department will be April 26. City officials will look to internal candidates to replace the 11-year chief before expanding their search outward.
- Fort Wayne (Indiana) City Controller Len Poehler announced plans to retire March 30. Poehler has served in that position since January 2016. Poehler began his service with the city in 2004 as controller for city utilities. Garry Morr will serve as the new city controller, effective April 2.
- Oklahoma State Department of Health Chief Financial Officer Michael Romero submitted his resignation Thursday in a letter to state Finance Secretary Preston Doerflinger, interim commissioner of the agency.
- President Donald Trump plans to nominate California tax attorney Charles Rettig to head the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Rettig, who has been with Beverly Hills based law firm for 35 years, would succeed former IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. David Kautter, the assistant Treasury secretary for tax policy, was appointed as interim replacement after Koskinen's term ended in November.