published Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Hamilton County: Commissioners pick Longshore as new human resources director

by Dan Whisenhunt

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.

about Dan Whisenhunt...

Dan Whisenhunt covers Hamilton County government for the Times Free Press. A native of Mobile, Ala., Dan earned a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Alabama. He won first place for best in-depth news coverage in the 2010 Alabama Press Association contest; the FOI-First Amendment Award in the 2007 Alabama Press Association contest; first place for best public service story in the Alabama AP Managing Editors contest in 2009 for economic coverage; and ...

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