Washington - Gov. Jay Inslee named retired Navy Vice Admiral Raquel Bono as state director for COVID-19 Health System Response Management. Bono is a senior fellow with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. She previously served as the chief executive officer and director for the Defense Health Agency.
Florida - The University of Central Florida board of governors named Alexander Cartwright as president-elect on March 20. If elected, he will succeed Dale Whittaker who resigned in February 2019. Cartwright has been chancellor of the University of Missouri since 2017. Prior to that, he served as provost and executive vice chancellor of the State University of New York (SUNY).
California - South Lake Tahoe City Council appointed Joseph Irvin as city manager. Irvin previously served as assistant city manager for Healdsburg, California, and assistant city manager at Sequim, Washington, in addition to assistant to the city manager and city planner. Prior to joining Sequim, Irvin was a zoning administrator at the city of Marco Island, Florida.
South Carolina - Georgetown County has named Angela Christian as its new county administrator, effective March 30. She will take over for interim county administrator Wesley Bryant. Christian previously served as town manager for Newport, North Carolina, and chief operations officer and deputy county manager for Onslow County in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
Ohio - The Southeastern Ohio Port Authority appointed Jesse Roush as its new executive director. He succeeds Andy Kuhn who left the position in February to return to North Carolina. Roush previously served as the executive director of workforce development and corporate partnerships at Washington State Community College.
Washington, D.C. - The Trump administration selected Lora Shiao as acting director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) on March 21. She will succeed Russell Travers. Shiao is currently serving as executive director of the NCTC. Previously, she held positions as deputy director for intelligence and assignments at the FBI and Department of Defense. Her new assignment is effective April 3.