published Friday, July 11th, 2014

Mayor Andy Berke's top staffer Jeff Cannon resigns

Brent Goldberg has been named chief operating officer under Mayor Andy Berke.

Goldberg succeeds Jeff Cannon, who resigned this week to pursue opportunities in the public and private sector, Berke said today in a news release.

Goldberg has served as Deputy COO for the city since June 2013. Prior to that, he was the director of finance and operations at the Public Education Foundation and director of accounting at US Xpress.

“Brent was instrumental in the budgeting for outcomes process and has a vast understanding of the operations of city government. I have no doubt he will be successful in his new position,” said Berke.

As for Cannon, Berke said he has been "an asset to the city and a great friend."

about Joy Lukachick...

Joy Lukachick is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press Since 2009, she's covered breaking news, high-profile trials, stories of lost lives and of regained hope and done investigative work. Raised near the Bayou, Joy’s hometown is along the outskirts of Baton Rouge, La. She has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University. While at LSU, Joy was a staff writer for the Daily Reveille. When Joy isn't chasing ...

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