Oregon - Kris Strickler, director of the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), recently named Brendan Finn as director and Della Mosier as deputy director of ODOTs new Office of Urban Mobility and Mega Project Delivery. Finn most recently served as the transportation policy advisor for Gov. Kate Brown. Before that, he spent 19 years at the city of Portland where he rose to chief of staff for a Portland city commissioner. Mosier previously worked as ODOT's Region 4 Tech Center manager and interim area manager.
Illinois - The Illinois Board of Higher Education selected Ginger Ostro as its new executive director. Ostro is the interim chief financial officer and vice president of financial operations at Chicago State University. Previously, she served in multiple roles in education around the state and for six years in the Governor's Office of Management and Budget where she rose to director.
Wisconsin - Walworth County recently appointed Mark Luberda as its new county administrator, effective January 20. He will take over for David Bretl who is retiring. Luberda is the director of administration for the city of Franklin, Wisconsin. He previously served as town administrator for Caledonia, Wisconsin.
New Jersey - The Port Authority of New York-New Jersey named James Gill as general manager of Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), effective January 27. He will take over for interim general manager Douglas Stearns who will become a senior adviser in the Aviation Director's Office at the authority. Gill previously served as chief financial officer-deputy airport director for the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority in North Carolina and chief executive officer and president of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority in Michigan.
California - The Mountain View City Council appointed Kimbra McCarthy as city manager on January 14. She is scheduled to start on March 2 to succeed Dan Rich who announced his retirement as city manager in August 2019. McCarthy is the assistant city manager for administrative services at Redwood City, California. Prior to that position, she served as deputy city manager for Mountain View.