Washington, D.C. - Amtrak named Steve Predmore as its executive vice president and chief safety officer. He succeeds Ken Hylander who will retire November 15. Predmore joins Amtrak with nearly 30 years of experience in aviation, oil and gas, and contracted passenger services. He most recently served as vice president and chief safety officer of a provider of rotary and fixed wing aviation services for offshore transportation and search and rescue.
North Carolina - University of North Carolina System President Bill Roper appointed Dr. Ron Mitchelson as interim chancellor of East Carolina University (ECU). Mitchelson currently serves as provost and senior vice chancellor. He previously held positions at ECU as professor and chair of the Department of Geography.
Ohio - The Central Ohio Transit Authority has appointed Kimberly Sharp as its new senior director of development, effective November 11. Sharp is currently the deputy director of planning and development for the city of Westerville, Ohio. She previously served as comprehensive planning manager and redevelopment for the city of Flagstaff, Arizona.
Oklahoma - Durant City Council hired John Dean as the city's new manager. Dean most recently served as city manager for Ovilla, Texas. Previously, he served as city manager in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, and for 20 years in the U.S. Army.
West Virginia - The Greenbriar County Airport Authority voted unanimously to hire Brian Belcher as the new manager of Greenbriar Valley Airport. Belcher previously served as director of air service development at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and director of marketing and air service development at the Mobile Airport Authority.
Washington - The city of SeaTac selected Gwen Voepel as deputy city manager on November 1. Most recently, Voepel worked as a senior performance adviser for a private company. She previously served as SeaTac's assistant city manager from 2012 to 2016.