People on the Move

Orlando, Florida, appoints chief information officer

Florida – Roberto Lopez has been promoted to chief information officer (CIO) of the city of Orlando. Lopez has worked with the city for 23 years, most recently as deputy CIO since 2022. He will replace Rosa Akhtarkhavari on June 23, 2024.
June 21, 2024

Jefferson County, New York, appoints county administrator

New York – Ryan Piche has been appointed county administrator for Jefferson County. He currently serves as Lewis County’s manager. Piche will replace Robert Hagemann, officially assuming his responsibilities in September. He brings more than 12 years of private and public management experience to the
June 20, 2024

Chatham Area Transit in Georgia names interim director

Georgia – The Chatham Area Transit (CAT) Board of Directors named Stephanie Cutter interim executive director/CEO. Cutter has served as CAT’s chief financial officer since 2021. She previously served the city of Savannah for 29 years.
June 20, 2024

Roanoke, Virginia, appoints interim city manager

Virginia – The Roanoke City Council appointed Lydia Pettis Patton, Ph.D., interim city manager. She began her role effective immediately June 11. Dr. Patton replaced Bob Cowell after his resignation. She previously served as the first female city manager for Portsmouth, Virginia.
June 20, 2024

Amarillo, Texas, fills city manager position

Amarillo, Texas – Grayson Path has accepted the city manager role with the city of Amarillo. The position has been vacant for a year. Path previously served as city manager for Paris, Texas. He will officially assume his duties Aug. 12. He
June 19, 2024

Dallas City Council elects mayor pro tem, deputy pro tem

Dallas City Council members have elected councilmembers Tennell Atkins and Adam Bazaldua to serve as mayor pro tem and deputy mayor pro tem. The appointments will be effective June 17 and will last a year. Atkins was first elected to represent Dallas
June 19, 2024

Escambia County, Florida, appoints human resources director

Florida – Escambia County has named Nikki Powell human resources director. Powell brings over 20 years of experience in local government to the role. She joined Escambia County in 2022 as labor relations manager. Her prior role was as the Escambia County clerk of the court
June 18, 2024

Oregon Water Resources Department names director

Oregon – The Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD) has chosen Ivan Gall as its director. Gall brings more than 30 years of experience in water science, water resource management and environmental policy to the role. 
June 18, 2024

Louisville, Kentucky, transit authority names executive director

Kentucky – Ozzy Gibson has been named executive director of Louisville’s Transit Authority of River City (TARC). Gibson has served as interim executive director since January 2024. Gibson has more than three decades of experience working in local government, including roles with the Louisville Metro Police
June 18, 2024

Fort Worth hires Code Compliance Department director

The city of Fort Worth has hired Brian Daugherty as director of the Code Compliance Department. Daugherty currently works as director of Code Compliance with the city of Arlington, a role he has held since 2019. He has served Arlington for 17
June 17, 2024
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