Arizona - Gov. Doug Ducey recently appointed Tim Roemer as the state's chief information security officer (CISO). Roemer had been serving in the governor's administration as his deputy director of legislative affairs. He succeeds Owen Zorge, state compliance and privacy officer, who served as acting CISO from January 1 to July 1 after Mike Lettman left the office at the end of 2018. Roemer also held positions as the governor's public safety adviser and deputy director for the Arizona Department of Homeland Security. Before joining the state of Arizona, Roemer served in Central Intelligence Agency for 10 years.
Michigan - New University of Michigan-Flint chancellor Debasish Dutta began his tenure August 1 after being appointed by the university's Board of Regents in June. He succeeds Susan Borrego as the campus' chief executive officer and as executive officer of the University of Michigan (UM). Dutta previously held positions as an assistant professor and professor at UM's Ann Arbor campus. He most recently served as chancellor at Rutgers University.
Wisconsin - The La Crosse Regional Airport board of directors recently hired Ian Turner to serve as the airport's new director. He succeeds Clinton Torp who stepped down in May. Turner is the director of aviation at Pueblo Memorial Airport. He previously served as airport operations supervisor at Stockton Metropolitan Airport and airport operations specialist at the Port of Bellingham. La Crosse airport officials said they expect Turner to start September 9.
Iowa - Gov. Kim Reynolds appointed Annette Dunn as the state's chief information officer, effective August 5. Dunn was serving as the Information Technology Division director (CIO) for the Iowa Department of Transportation since 2015. Before that, she held positions as the department's director of support services and winter operations administrator. Dunn earned a certified public manager designation and served eight years in military service.
Virginia - Norfolk councilmembers approved Dr. Larry "Chip" Filer as their new city manager on August 1. He replaces Doug Smith who resigned in June. Filer is the associate vice president for entrepreneurship and economic development at Old Dominion University where he previously served as chair of its economics department and directed its MBA program.
Louisiana - Sharon Weston Broome, mayor-president of the city of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish, appointed Mark Armstrong as her office's chief communications officer. Armstrong previously worked as a multi-media journalist for a Baton Rouge TV station and as a production assistant, assignment editor, and reporter for a TV station in Gulfport, Mississippi.