Mayor to announce new CAO Thursday
BATON ROUGE – In an advisory about an upcoming news conference, the mayor's office said there will be an announcement about a new Chief Administrative Officer.
The mayor has been without a permanent CAO since the candidate she hired - Troy Bell - quit amid reports of a questionable resume. Currently, former Southern chancellor James Llorens is the city's interim CAO.
From January to April William Daniel remained in his role from Kip Holden's tenure – running the city's day-to-day operations as Chief Administrative Officer.
Daniel announced his resignation from city government Tuesday to take a position in Ascension Parish government.
Realtor Darryl Gissel will be hired as CAO, the Business Report and The Advocate both published late Wednesday. Gissel ran for mayor in 2016.
The mayor's office said it will also discuss the search for a new police chief.
The news conference is scheduled for Thursday at 10:30. Watch WBRZ.com for a live stream.
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