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Pasco Hernando Jobs and Education Partnership seeks new leader

SPRING HILL — The regional work force board whose top two leaders were fired is beginning the search for a new leader.

Members of the Pasco Hernando Jobs and Education Partnership board on Thursday gave Ken Russ, the agency's vice president for business support, authority to conduct interviews for the interim director's position.

Russ was temporarily handed the reins last month after a state investigation accused work force board president Lee Ellzey of signing off on training programs for companies owned by former board chairman Steve Jensen, who resigned after the allegations became public.

Investigators began looking into the matter after an anonymous whistle-blower said the payments to the instructor were unusually high.

The state will pay the salary of the interim director, who likely will come from the ranks of retired work force directors.

The board also set up a committee that will begin searching for a permanent director.

Pasco Hernando Jobs and Education Partnership seeks new leader 07/17/09 [Last modified: Friday, July 17, 2009 8:03pm]
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