published Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Chattanooga mayor names Jeff Cannon to replace Andrew Kean in top spot

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke announced today that his Chief Innovation Officer Jeff Cannon will replace outgoing Andrew Kean and take over the city's day-to-day operations.

Cannon will also keep his current position and also become the city's chief operating officer. His salary has not been set.

“Jeff has demonstrated a thorough knowledge of city government and will incorporate his expertise as chief innovation officer to lead each department towards greater efficiency, while making local government more open to citizens,” Berke said in a prepared statement.

Kean is leaving in November after six months on the job and returning to the private sector.

about Joy Lukachick Smith...

Joy Lukachick is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press Since 2009, she's covered breaking news, high-profile trials, stories of lost lives and of regained hope and done investigative work. Raised near the Bayou, Joy’s hometown is along the outskirts of Baton Rouge, La. She has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University. While at LSU, Joy was a staff writer for the Daily Reveille. When Joy isn't chasing ...

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