Leaders

New York Office of Children and Family Services names commissioner

New York – The New York State Senate appointed DaMia Harris-Madden, Ed.D., commissioner of the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). Dr. Harris-Madden has served as executive director of the Westchester County Youth Bureau since 2018. She brings 20 years of
May 23, 2024

Sioux Falls picks public health director

South Dakota – Joe Kippley will be the next public health director for Sioux Falls. Kippley is a Minnehaha commissioner and most recently served as clinic director of cardiology at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls. 
May 23, 2024

UT-San Antonio names provost for academic affairs

Texas – The University of Texas at San Antonio has named Heather Shipley, Ph.D., provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Shipley holds a nearly 17-year career with the university, starting as an assistant professor. She most recently served as interim provost. 
May 23, 2024

Collaboration key to success, California school superintendent says

Profiles in Power highlights public officials nationwide who are improving their communities through their dedication, enthusiasm, creativity and experience. This week’s profile is Luis Valentino, superintendent of California’s Coachella Valley Unified School District. Public career highlights and education: My career in education
May 23, 2024

Dallas Economic Development Corporation appoints first CEO

Linda McMahon has officially been appointed the first CEO of the Dallas Economic Development Corporation (DEDC). The organization’s board of directors unanimously approved McMahon during a May 7 meeting. She will officially begin her role July 1. McMahon previously served as CEO
May 22, 2024

Farrell, Pennsylvania, hires city manager

Pennsylvania – The city of Farrell has hired Shawn Anderson as city manager. Anderson was previously director of development for the New Castle school district.  
May 21, 2024

California transit district names COO of rail

California – North County Transit District (NCTD) has appointed Tom Tulley chief operations officer of rail May 13. He most recently served as managing director and country manager for a rail vehicle construction company.  
May 21, 2024

Savannah, Georgia, names chief of planning, economic development

Georgia – Faye DiMassimo has been appointed chief of planning and economic development for the city of Savannah. She brings more than 40 years of private and public experience to the position. She previously served as chief executive officer of the Chatham Area Transit Authority.
May 21, 2024
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