Interim Chatham-Kent CAO Named

Veteran municipal administrator Tony Haddad has been named interim Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of Chatham-Kent, effective Tuesday, April 5.

Haddad will replace retiring CAO Don Shropshire while the municipality completes its recruitment of a chief administrative officer, a process expected to take three months.

The appointment was approved by Chatham-Kent Council Monday.

Haddad was the CAO for the Town of Tecumseh from 2007 to 2019 and most recently served as the interim CAO for the Town of Amherstburg and as a senior advisor with Strategy Corp, a public affairs, communications, and management consulting advisory firm.

Chatham-Kent Mayor Darrin Canniff said the municipality is fortunate to have someone with Haddad’s experience to fill the CAO position on an interim basis.

“I have every confidence that Tony and Don will ensure there is a smooth transition, and that the community will be well-served while we fill the CAO’s position on a permanent basis,” he said.

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