Georgia - Athens-Clarke County named Steve Decker as its transportation and public works director on April 27. He succeeds Drew Raessler who accepted a position with Cobb County in 2019. Decker previously retired from Athens-Clarke County in 2017 after more than 10 years of service as the traffic engineer and division manager of the Transportation and Public Works Department's Traffic Engineering Division. He also served for four months as interim director during that time.
Montana - The city of Bozeman appointed Jeff Mihelich as its city manager, effective May 26. He will take over for interim City Manager Dennis Taylor who filled in after former City Manager Andrea Surratt resigned in December 2019 to take a position in Georgia. Mihelich most recently served as deputy city manager and chief operating officer at the city of Fort Collins, Colorado.
North Carolina - The University of North Carolina System named Dr. Sharon Gaber as the fifth chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Gaber currently serves as president of The University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio. Prior to that, she was the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Arkansas.
Florida - The Lee County Port Authority (LCPA) selected Dave Amdor as its director of finance. Amdor will be responsible for all financial aspects for LCPA, including overseeing the financial, accounting, budgetary and purchasing functions, as well as managing the Capital Improvement Program for Southwest Florida International Airport and Page Field in Fort Myers, Florida. Most recently, he worked as the finance manager for the Omaha Airport Authority.
Arizona - Pima County hired Dr. Theresa Cullen as its new county public health director, effective June 1. She will succeed Dr. Bob England who filled the position after Marcy Flanagan resigned to become the director of the Maricopa County Health Department. Cullen previously served as rear admiral and assistant U.S. surgeon general. Most recently, she was the deputy director for global health informatics at Regenstrief Institute at Indiana University.
Ohio - The city of Middletown appointed Chris Xeil Lyons as its economic development director. She took over for Jennifer Ekey who accepted a position as economic development director for the Clinton County Port Authority. Lyons previously served as director of economic development for the city of Sharonville, Ohio.