Hamilton County commissioners this morning confirmed Leslie Longshore, an employee in the Hamilton County district attorney's office, as the county's new human resources director.
Longshore replaces Rebecca Hunter, who left for a job in the administration of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. Longshore will start May 23.
County Mayor Jim Coppinger said, "We decided to look internally [for applicants]. I think we found someone that's more than capable. We're pleased with her."
Longshore said she's excited about her new job.
"It's been a very tough decision to leave the DA's office," she said. "This mayor has a great vision for this county, and I'm very excited to be a part of it."
For complete details, see tomorrow's Chattanooga Times Free Press.