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.