St. On Wednesday, the São Paulo City Council filled two vacancies for the director of the city’s library and technology department through temporary appointments.
Barb Sporlein was sworn in as St. Paul Public Libraries, replacing Catherine Penkert, who stepped down this month after nearly five years in the role. Sporlein served for three years as Deputy Director of Library System Operations and previously held Deputy Commissioner, Planning or Management positions with the Minnesota Department of Housing, the City of Minneapolis and St. Petersburg University. Paul Public Housing.
Penkert, who has lived in the city for 14 years, said she plans to spend more time with her family.
The committee swore to appoint Drew Nelson as interim director of the Office of Technology and Communications. Nielsen worked in the city for three years, previously as a business analyst in the private sector, a data analyst in Washington state and an intelligence and analytics manager for the U.S. Navy.
Sharon Kennedy Vickers, former director of the Office of Technology and Communications, stepped down in May and is now CEO of Software for Good, a Twin Cities-based company developing web and mobile applications for environmental and social change program.