Alabama - The Birmingham Airport Authority selected Ronald F. Mathieu as the next CEO of Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport on May 16. Mathieu previously served as the executive director of Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock and in leadership positions at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and Newark International, LaGuardia and JFK International airports. He replaces Sylvester Lavender, director of finance, who has served as the Birmingham airport's interim president and CEO since Aug. 1, 2018.
Indiana - The Capital Improvement Board of Managers of Marion County, Indiana approved Andrew Mallon as its new executive director on May 10. Mallon succeeds Barney Levengood who is retiring after 28 years in the role. Mallon previous served as the city of Indianapolis' corporate counsel and as government services chair at a Carmel-based law firm for 10 years. He also headed the Marion County Election Board from 2007-2009 as director of elections and served as assistant corporation counsel for the city from 2005-2007.
New York - Onondaga County has a new director of economic development after selecting Robert Petrovich for the job. Petrovich started in the county's economic development office in January as deputy director. Prior to that, he served as deputy commissioner of the county's transportation department for six years. He has experience in real estate as a president and principal broker for seven years and as a senior executive at a redevelopment firm from 1998 to 2012. His predecessor, Julie Cerio, took a position in the county's legal department.
North Carolina - State Board of Elections members in North Carolina appointed Karen Brinson Bell as the agency's new executive director, effective June 1. Brinson Bell comes from a nonprofit voting center where she was deputy director. She also was elections director for four years at Transylvania County and served with the NC State Board of Elections voting systems division for five years. She takes over for the outgoing Kim Strach who directed the state board for six years.
Oregon - Portland State University (PSU) has named Stephen Percy as its acting president to fill the vacancy left by Dr. Rahmat Shoureshi who resigned May 10. Percy is the university's dean of College of Urban & Public Affairs and a political science professor. Prior to joining PSU, he was the founding dean of the College of Public Affairs at the University of Baltimore and a professor of public and international affairs. Percy has co-authored six books and one textbook and worked as an administrator and faculty member at the universities of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Virginia.
Massachusetts - Martha's Vineyard Airport tabbed Cindi Martin as its new director. Martin was the former director for 10 years at Glacier Park International Airport in Montana. She succeeds Ann Richart who left to become Nebraska's state aviation director. Since retiring from Glacier Park, Martin has worked as a contractor for the American Association of Airport Executives.
Ohio - The city of Trenton selected Marcos Nichols as its new city manager, starting June 10. Nichols is the city of Hamilton's director of civil service and personnel department. Prior to that, he held several administrative positions with the city and worked in warehouse management.
Kansas - Bridgette Jobe has been named as the new director of the division of tourism for Kansas, effective in July. Jobe has served as executive director of the Kansas City Kansas Convention and Visitors Bureau since 2005. She has worked for the bureau since 1998 when she started there as tourism manager. Jobe has been the chair of the Governor's Council on Travel and Tourism under three consecutive Kansas governors.
Georgia - Board members at the Georgia Ports Authority promoted vice chairman William McKnight to chairman May 20. McKnight, who has served on the board since 2018, will assume his duties July 1. He has worked for his family-owned construction company since 1979 and been its president since 1996. McKnight takes over for outgoing Port Authority chairman Jimmy Allgood who led the board for three years.
Maryland - The University System of Maryland Chancellor Robert Caret announced his retirement earlier this month. After serving in the role for five years, Caret will step down in June 2020. He previously was president of the University of Massachusetts system, Towson University and San Jose State University.
Indiana - The City of Gary appointed A.J. Bytnar as its new executive director of planning and redevelopment after Joseph Van Dyk resigned earlier this month. Bytnar previously served as director of planning and development for the city of Lowell, Indiana, an economic development specialist at the city of Fishers, a real estate analyst at the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority and executive director of the Tipton Indiana Plan Commission. He also was a city planner at the city of Hobart, Indiana, and a planning administrator for the Lake County Plan Commission.