California - The Port of Oakland, which is a department of the city of Oakland, recently appointed Danny Wan as executive director. Wan had been serving in an interim capacity since July. Previously, he was the port's attorney for six years.
Wisconsin - The University of Wisconsin-Stout named Katherine Frank as its chancellor, effective March 1, 2020. Frank is the vice president of academic innovation and professor of English at Central Washington University (CWU) in Ellensburg, Washington. She previously served as provost and vice president of academic and student life at CWU.
Utah - The executive director of the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development appointed Kori Ann Edwards as managing director of operations, effective November 25. She took over for Jill Flygare who accepted a position with the Utah Inland Port. Edwards previously worked at a private firm for 20 years, most recently as its senior vice president.
Louisiana - The Shreveport Airport Authority recommended Wade Davis as its new director on November 21. Davis is currently the executive director of the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority in New York.
Illinois - The McLean County Regional Planning Commission announced Raymond Lai as its new executive director on November 26. Lai currently serves as the city of Decatur's director of economic and community development. He is scheduled to begin his new role with the county on January 6, 2020.
Washington - The state of Washington named Allyson Tucker as chief investment officer of the Washington State Investment Board (WSIB), Olympia, effective January 1, 2020. She will succeed Gary Bruebaker who announced he is retiring after 19 years of service with the agency. Tucker currently serves as WSIB's director of risk management and asset allocation.