Glassford is county's new CAO.Don Glassford, the county's treasurer and Director of Corporate Services Activities that combine or consolidate certain enterprise-wide needed support services, provided based on specialized knowledge, best practices, and technology to serve internal (and sometimes external) customers and business partners. , has been named Chief Administrative Officer A chief administrative officer (CAO) is responsible for administrative management of private, public or governmental corporations. The CAO is one of the highest ranking members of an organization, managing daily operations and usually reporting directly to the chief executive .
Glassford takes over the position abruptly a·brupt
1. Unexpectedly sudden: an abrupt change in the weather.
2. Surprisingly curt; brusque: an abrupt answer made in anger.
3. vacated by Mark Urbanksi on Mar. 17 after only four months on the job. No explanation for Urbanski's departure was ever offered by the county.
When Urbanski left, Glassford was quietly appointed interim CAO.
Fran Bell, the associate corporate services director, now takes over leadership of that department. Heather Mifflin moves up from deputy treasurer, a position she held since 2006, to treasurer.
Glassford, the former CAO of Brantford township, was hired by the county as Director of Corporate Services at amalgamation amalgamation /amal·ga·ma·tion/ (ah-mal´gah-ma´shun) trituration (3).
amalgamation ( in 1999. He took on the job of treasurer in 2008, after Jim Gates retired in December 2006.
Glassford was set to retire this fall after a municipal career of more than 40 years but now those plans are on hold, he said.