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Torrance, CA, Assistant City Manager, Aram Chaparyan has been selected by the Torrance City Council as the next City Manager

October 1, 2020: Torrance, CA, Assistant City Manager, Aram Chaparyan has been selected by the Torrance City Council as the next City Manager. Mr. Chaparyan has served the city of Torrance since 2001, rising up from Management Intern with the City Manager's Office to Senior Business Manager, then Operations Manager with the Transit Department. In 2007 he joined the City Manager's Office as an Assistant to the City Manager and Chief Labor Negotiator and was promoted to Deputy City Manager in 2017 and to Assistant City Manager in February 2018. Mr. Chaparyan earned a BS in political science from the University of California at Irvine and an MPA from the University of Southern California. He succeeds former City Manager Leroy J. Jackson, who retired.
Capt. Eric R. Johnson recently became the new Commander of the Joint Warfare Analysis Center  
October 1, 2020: Capt. Eric R. Johnson recently became the new Commander of the Joint Warfare Analysis Center. He succeeds former Commander, Col. M. Doug Sachs in the position. Capt. Johnson was designated a Naval Flight Officer in 1995 and an Information Professional in 2002. He has served in a variety of leadership positions throughout his career. He has previously served as Chief, Cyberspace Current Operations Division, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command, and as Chief of Staff, Naval Information Forces, Suffolk Virginia. He is a 1992 graduate of the University of St. Thomas, and also holds a M.S. in Information Management from Syracuse University, a M.B.A. and M.A. in Computer Resources and Information Management from Webster University.
Col. Stephen M. York is the new Chief of Staff for the Military Surface Deployment & Distribution Command  
October 1, 2020: Col. Stephen M. York is the new Chief of Staff for the Military Surface Deployment & Distribution Command. He succeeds former Chief of Staff Zorn T. Sliman. Col. York entered the Army Reserves in 1989 as an Infantryman and commissioned in 1993 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has served in a variety of logistics command and staff positions throughout his career. Prior to his current assignment, Col. York served as Commander of the Red River Army Depot. He holds a B.S. from Virginia Commonwealth University, a M.S. in Logistics Management from Florida Institute of Technology and a M.S. in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University.
Capt. Donald M. Plummer has been selected for promotion to Rear Admiral (lower half) and assignment as Deputy Commander of the Naval Special Warfare Command, San Diego, CA  
October 1, 2020: Capt. Donald M. Plummer has been selected for promotion to Rear Admiral (lower half) and assignment as Deputy Commander of the Naval Special Warfare Command, San Diego, California. Capt. Plummer previously served as chief of staff, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, Djibouti, Africa. He will be replacing Rear Adm. Richard A. Rodriguez, who has been deputy commander since 2017.
David M. Forman has been nominated for Associate Justice on the Supreme Court, State of Hawai‘i  
October 1, 2020: David M. Forman has been nominated for Associate Justice on the Supreme Court, State of Hawai‘i. David M. Forman is the Director of the Environmental Law Program at the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii at Monoa. He is also a faculty specialist at Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law. Previously, Forman worked as interim Director, lecturer and pro bono faculty advisor at the law school. He attended Harvard College where he earned a B.A. and later a Graduate Ocean Policy Certificate from UH Monoa. Forman has a J.D. from UH Monoa’s William S. Richardson School of Law.
Todd W. Eddins has been nominated for Associate Justice on the Supreme Court, State of Hawai‘i.  
October 1, 2020: Todd W. Eddins has been nominated for Associate Justice on the Supreme Court, State of Hawai‘i. Todd W. Eddins has served as a Judge with the First Circuit Court since 2017. He has previously worked in private practice, specializing in criminal, civil and appellate litigation. He also worked in the Office of the Public Defender and as a judicial law clerk for the Hawaii Supreme court under Justice Yoshimi Hayashi. Eddins earned his BBA from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and his J.D. from the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii at Monoa. He has coached youth athletics and the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility/Olomana High School mock trial team.
Jefferson County Public Health’s (JCPH) Executive Director, Mark B. Johnson, MD, MPH, will on Oct. 2, 2020  
October 1, 2020: Jefferson County Public Health’s (JCPH) Executive Director, Mark B. Johnson, MD, MPH, will retire from the department on October 2, 2020, after more than 30 years of public health service to the county. Johnson was originally set to retire from JCPH in early 2020, but extended his time with the department to help guide the county through the COVID-19 pandemic. The Jefferson County Board of Health and JCPH are currently recruiting a new Executive Director to lead the department. In the interim, four long-time Division Directors will serve as a leadership board, providing strategic direction for the department and public health counsel for the county.