California - The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) board of directors appointed Sharon Cooney as chief executive officer on May 14. She succeeds Paul Jablonski who passed away suddenly on May 10. Cooney has served with MTS as director of government affairs, director of planning, and most recently as chief of staff and deputy chief executive officer.
North Carolina - The city of Southport's mayor and board of aldermen named Gordon Hargrove as city manager, effective June 11. He will take over for interim City Manager Chris May. Hargrove most recently served as town manager for Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina.
Louisiana - The Acadiana Regional Airport Authority selected Maurice Songy as the airport's new director, effective May 26. Songy most recently served as vice president of operations for the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority. Prior to that, he was manager of safety and operations for the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport and aviation program manager for the Louisiana Department of Transportation.
New Jersey - The Kean University board of trustees appointed Lamont Repollet as the university's new president on May 11. He will succeed Dawood Farahi who is retiring at the end of June. Repollet is the New Jersey Commissioner of Education. He previously served as superintendent of the Asbury Park School District and on the Kean University board of trustees.
Michigan - Livingston County commissioners named Nathan Burd as the new county administrator on May 11. He will take over for interim County Administrator Cindy Catanach. Burd currently serves as city administrator for Adrian, Michigan. Prior to that role, he was an administrator for the village of Wolverine Lake, Michigan.
Mississippi - Gov. Tate Reeves named John Rounsaville as the interim director of the Mississippi Development Authority on May 15. Rounsaville currently serves as the state director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development in Mississippi. He previously worked as vice president of a civil engineering firm.