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 Smith...

Joy Lukachick Smith is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Since 2009, she's covered crime and court systems in North Georgia and rural Tennessee, landed an exclusive in-prison interview with a former cop convicted of killing his wife, exposed impropriety in an FBI-led, child-sex online sting and exposed corruption in government agencies. Earlier this year, Smith won the Malcolm Law Memorial Award for Investigative Reporting. She also won first place in ...

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