Apparently, one of the final 5 candidates for the Savannah city manager position pulled out of the process.
From a press release from the city, here are the bios of the remaining 4 candidates:
Wayne Cauthen served as the City Manager for the City of Kansas City, Missouri from 2003-2009. Prior to his time in Kansas City, Wayne worked for the City and County of Denver from 1993-2003 in a variety of positions to include Chief of Staff, Mayorâ€™s Office (2000-2003), Deputy Chief of Staff, Mayorâ€™s Office (1997-2000), Interim Finance Director (1997-1998), Interim Director – Mayorâ€™s Office of Economic Development and International Trade (1999) and the Executive Director, Mayorâ€™s Office of Contract Compliance (1993-1999). He also worked as the Manager for Small Business Development Program with the Martin Marietta Aerospace Group in Littleton, Colorado (1986-1993), for the Colorado Capitol Complex Divisions in Denver, Colorado (1985-1986), for the Colorado Minority Business Development Agency in Denver, Colorado (1980-1985) and in the Colorado Office of Planning and Budget (1979-1980). Wayne holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Central State University.
Digiovanni DiGiovanni [The information sent out by the city uses a small “g” but the official San Antonio website uses a “G.”]
Digiovanni DiGiovanni currently serves as the Deputy City Manager for the City of San Antonio, Texas (2006 â€“ Present). Prior to joining the City of San Antonio, Pat worked as the Director of Economic and Community Development Kalamazoo Valley Community College/ Michigan Technical Education Center (MTEC) (2005- 2006) and in multiple positions with the City of Kalamazoo, Michigan (1991 â€“2005) to include City Manager (1997 â€“ 2005), Acting City Manager (1997), Deputy City Manager (1993 â€“ 1997) and Assistant City Manager for Operations(1991 -1993). Pat also served as the Town Administrator for the Town of Surfside Beach, South Carolina (1986 â€“ 1991), the Assistant to City Manager/Director of Revenue for the City of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (1984 â€“ 1986), and the Director of Finance for the City of McKeesport, Pennsylvania (1982 â€“ 1984). Pat holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Sociology from Northeastern University.
Alfred Lott Currently serves as the City Manager for the City of Albany, Georgia (2005 â€“ Present). Prior to joining the City of Albany, Alfred worked as the Public Works Director for the City of Takoma Park, MD (2002 â€“ 2005), the Assistant City Manager for the City of College Park, MD (1998 â€“ 2002) and as a Strategic Planner for the Pentagon in Washington, DC (1997 â€“ 1998). Alfred has also served as the Chief of Army for Public Affairs in Los Angeles, CA (1995 â€“ 1997), the Chief of Public Affairs for the WWII Commemoration Committee for the Pentagon in Washington, DC (1993 â€“ 1995) and in multiple roles for the U.S. Army Corps in Fort Hood, Texas, 1st Cavalry Division and 3rd (1991 â€“ 1993) to include; an Aviation Operations Officer, a Battalion Executive Officer and an Aviation Division Chief. He has also served as the Chief of Public Affairs for the 4th Transportation Command in Germany (1986 â€“ 1990) and as a Company Commander for the C Company, 4th Aviation Training Battalion in Fort Rucker, AL (1985 -1986). Other military accomplishments from 1976 to 1985 include the roles of Infantry Platoon Leader, Infantry Executive Officer, Army Aviator, Personnel staff officer and Training officer. Alfred holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Central Texas and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from Tuskegee University.
Rochelle Small â€“ Toney currently serves as the Acting City Manager (July, 2010 â€“ present) for the City of Savannah, Georgia and previously as the Assistant City Manager, Bureau of Public Development (2007 â€“2010). Prior to joining the City of Savannah, Rochelle worked as an Assistant City Manager (1999 â€“2007) for the City of Charlottesville, Virginia, and as both an Assistant City Manager (1993 â€“1999) and as the Assistant to the City Manager (1991 â€“1993) with the City of Danville, Virginia (1991 â€“1999). She has also worked as a Budget Analyst (1986 â€“1991) and a Personnel Analyst (1981 â€“1986) for the City of Wilmington, North Carolina (1981 â€“1991). Rochelle holds a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
I will have some comments about their various resumes, strengths, media views in other cities, etc., over the weekend.