USS Kidd loses its captain; Juan resigned Wednesday
BATON ROUGE - The USS Kidd Veterans Museum will once again be searching for a chief since Alex Juan, the executive director, announced she's leaving her post Wednesday.
"It is with a very heavy heart, that I submit my resignation," Juan posted on her personal Facebook page before lunch. "I've decided to do what's best for the well-being of my family," she wrote.
Juan has been the steward of the ship and its land-based museum for three years. Juan was able to polish the image of the museum following a series of high-profile audits that found potential financial mismanagement by the previous director, the late Maury Drummond.
Drummond died in April.
Juan said she was unavailable for an interview Wednesday. She said she was still wrestling with the decision she made and would comment further later.
She added, though, she will work with the Kidd officials in the next few weeks to transition duties to a successor.
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