Colby Bower will serve as our Interim Assistant Director for Licensing while we recruit and hire a permanent Assistant Director. Colby has been serving as our Legislative Affairs chief for the last couple of years.
Colby fills several of the criteria that we needed for the interim post: 1) He’s a good risk manager and has a good understanding of the importance of Stakeholder relations; 2) He understands the matrix of our statutes and rules- and knows that we need to exercise our authority through the prism of public health; 3) He’s good with people; and 4) Now that the legislative session is over- he’ll have the time needed to invest in the program. Our Operations folks are busy doing all of the IT, finance and legal things to get Colby the authority and tools he’ll need in his post.
We’ve already announced our recruitment for a permanent Assistant Director. I blogged about the recruitment yesterday, including a hot link to the job announcement on ADOA’s website. Our goal is to complete the recruitment process and hire a permanent AD this summer.
Join me in welcoming and thanking Colby for his willing to fill this important post while we go through the full recruiting process!