Idaho - Gov. Brad Little appointed Patti Perkins as director of the Idaho Department of Finance, effective January 13. She will take over for acting director Mary Hughes. Perkins, owner of a workplace management solutions company, previously served as human resources director for the city of Meridian, Idaho, and vice president, human resources manager, and staffing manager for a multinational investment bank and financial services company.
Missouri - The city of Clayton board of aldermen selected David Gipson as city manager, effective February 3. He succeeds Craig Owens who accepted a position as city manager of Lawrence, Kansas, in May 2019. Gipson most recently served as city administrator for the city of Wentzville, Missouri, and assistant city manager for the city of Richmond Heights.
North Carolina - The University of North Carolina System named Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz as chancellor and chief executive officer of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on December 13. Guskiewicz has served as the university's interim chancellor since February 2019 and prior to that appointment as dean of its College of Arts and Sciences. He succeeds Carol Folt who announced her resignation in January 2019 and later accepted a position as president of the University of Southern California.
Indiana - New Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo) President Inez Evans announced five staffing additions and changes on December 23, 2019. Evan welcomed chief operating officers Aaron Vogel as vice president of operations and Bart Brown as vice president of finance. Jeff Brown was named vice president for human resources, and Michael Roth was selected as director of mobility services. Lesley Gordon will take over as director of partnerships and public relations.
Kansas - The city of Dodge City promoted Kelli Enlow to the position of manager at the Dodge City Regional Airport, effective January 1. She succeeds Corey Keller who served as the city's public works director and airport manager. Enlow previously served as the airport's utilities record technician.
Massachusetts - The board of directors at the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) recently appointed Michael Meyran as the authority's port director. He had been serving as acting port director since his predecessor, Lisa Wieland, was promoted to chief executive officer in August 2019. Meyran previously served as deputy port director.