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BREC selects new superintendent

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BATON ROUGE - The BREC Commission unanimously voted to select Corey Wilson as its new superintendent.

Wilson will replace Superintendent Carolyn McKnight who announced her retirement in August. Wilson will be the sixth superintendent in BREC's 72-year history, according to a release.

“We had four outstanding candidates from which to choose and in the end, Wilson’s knowledge of the community, his instrumental role in major projects currently underway at BREC and his passion and knowledge of the people of Baton Rouge set him apart,” BREC Chairman Lloyd Benson said.

Wilson has served as the Chief of Business and Management services for BREC since 2012, acting as both in-house legal counsel and the chief executive over multiple departments.

“This is the pinnacle of my career and I am honored and humbled to be chosen for this position at this critical time in BREC’s history,” said Wilson. “I am well aware that BREC has received many accolades over its rich history and is regarded as one of the best parks and recreation systems in the nation. I will take seriously my responsibility to keep that momentum moving forward with the ultimate goal of serving each and every resident in East Baton Rouge Parish to the best of my ability.”

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