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Detroit Mayor Names Program Management Chief

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(WWJ Photo/Kasey Stoddart)

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DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says he’s completed another piece of a consent agreement between the city and Gov. Rick Snyder with the hiring of a key executive.

Bing said Wednesday that he has hired turnaround expert William “Kriss” Andrews has been hired as the city’s program management director.

“Kriss’ reputation as a certified turnaround manager is well documented,” said Bing, in a statement. “I welcome him to the team and appreciate his commitment to assist in fiscally stabilizing our city.”

The new post is part of the deal aimed at helping Detroit overcome a $200 million plus budget deficit.

Andrews is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Auburn Hills-based Energy Conversion Devices Inc. He’s also worked as senior managing director of Southfield-based BBK Ltd.’s North American Automotive Practice.

The program management director is responsible for initiating various city changes, including cash stabilization and upgrading the payroll system. The position reports to Bing.

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