Jeff Cannon Leaves City Government: Brent Goldberg Elevated To Chief Operating Officer

Friday, July 11, 2014

This morning, in communications to city leadership and employees, Mayor Andy Berke announced Brent Goldberg will transition to chief operating officer (COO) for the city of Chattanooga. Mr. Goldberg has served as Deputy COO for the city since June of 2013.

Prior to that, he was the director of finance and operations at the Public Education Foundation and director of accounting at US Xpress. A Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Goldberg received his master's degree at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

 “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 Mayor Berke.

Earlier this week, Jeff Cannon submitted his resignation as chief operating officer to pursue opportunities in both the public and private sector, officials said.

“Jeff has done an incredible job. He has been an asset to the City and a great friend. I have no doubt he will have tremendous success in his next venture,” said Mayor Berke. “I know Jeff is entrepreneurial at heart and he will take his knowledge and experiences to improve the lives of people living and working in our city.”

Click here to read Mr. Cannon's resignation letter.




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