BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced a leadership transition and named a new chief administrative officer Wednesday afternoon.

She said Major General Glenn Curtis has been named as the new chief administrative officer. He is slated to begin serving on Dec. 1.

Mayor Broome said the following about Darryl Gissel and Glenn Curtis:

“Darryl has shared in my love for this community and leadership responsibility. We have improved governmental efficiency and streamlined operations under his tenure. I am proud of the honesty, dignity, and service he brought to our government and our residents he loved and served,” explained Mayor Broome.

“Now we enter a new era with new challenges and I truly believe we are on the precipice of growth and promise. I am delighted and honored to bring General Glenn Curtis on board with our team. He has committed to me to sustain the integrity and service all my leaders offer. He likewise brings the ability to mobilize community efforts, hold folks accountable for his quality programs and services, and offers strong vision and management skills to this government – your government,” said Mayor Broome.

General Curtis previously served two Louisiana governors as commander of the Louisiana National Guard, the mayor’s office said.

“I am honored to bring the best experiences of my past in infrastructure development, teamwork, streamlined management, and business acumen to City Hall.  Mayor Broome left an impression on me when she said her administration would be committed to peace, prosperity, and progress for our community,” outlined General Curtis. “Now I will help her carry that torch forward and I will stand by her side to further strengthen citizen service and introduce strategic solutions to this community’s greatest challenges.”