The 21st Century Partnership announced Chief Operating Officer Chrissy Miner as the interim president and CEO on Friday.
As someone who understands how essential the work of the partnership is, I am deeply honored to have this opportunity, Miner said in a 21st Century Partnership news release.
An executive search team is evaluating potential candidates to replace retired Maj. Gen. Robert McMahon, who stepped down as the 21st Century Partnership CEO earlier this month.
We look forward to making a decision in the near future, Brad Fink, 21st Century Partnership board chairman, said in the release.
Miner joined the partnership in January 2013 and was instrumental in preparing Robins Air Force Base and the community for the implementation of sequestration and its associated budgetary challenges, the release stated. Prior to joining the partnership, she was a public affairs officer at the base.
The mission of the partnership is to protect jobs, to attract new missions and to defend the base in the event of a Base Realignment and Closure Commission.
Her proven community leadership and expertise will be of great value to our organization as we continue to work towards selecting the best candidate to lead our region in protecting Robins Air Force Base ... our economic engine, Fink said.
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