“There have been several national searches that have been running concurrently, and we were able to make several announcements at once,” Brennan said. “We will continue to strive for the best and brightest candidates as we move forward to fill other opportunities in DeKalb County.”
Interim Purchasing Director Talisa Clark replaced Callan, Chief Operating Officer Zach Williams will oversee the Finance Department and Senior Policy Adviser Erik Burton took over special projects and initiatives for the CEO's office.
Other resignations from the county include Deputy Chief Financial Officer Stefan Jaskulak, who oversaw accounting, water billing, auditing, payroll and risk management; and Assistant Watershed Director Kenneth Saunders, who was responsible for capital improvement projects.
DeKalb hired two deputy directors in the Watershed Department from the city of Atlanta: Margaret Tanner, who will handle capital improvement projects; and Reginald Wells, who will supervise operations.
One high-ranking position remains vacant. The county hasn't hired a new deputy chief operating officer for infrastructure since Morris Williams abrutly resigned in March.