Preston Announces Appointments For 2013


(Binghamton, NY) – Broome County Executive Debbie Preston today announced five appointments to her administration.
The appointments are:
 Kurt Apthorpe as Willow Point Nursing Home Administrator. Apthorpe has served as a consultant at Willow Point over the last six months. Apthorpe has over 20 years of management experience in private, not-for-profit and government nursing homes, and over 15 years as a licensed nursing home administrator-of-record. He replaces Steve Reagan who is retiring;
Tom Behan as Personnel Officer. Behan previously served as Broome County Director of Employee Relations since 2002. Behan’s career spans over 30 years in personnel and human resources.  He replaces outgoing Personnel Officer Mike Klein, who is retiring;
John Flynn Jr as Director of Purchasing. Flynn previously served as Broome County Deputy Budget Director since 2012. Flynn brings over 20 years of management, supervisory and leadership experience to the position. He replaces outgoing Purchasing Agent Janet Laszewski;
Arthur Garrison as Director of Parks, Recreation and Youth Services. Garrison previously served as Broome County Youth Bureau Executive Director since 2012. Garrison brings over 30 years of experience in management, youth-related activities and programs to the position. The appointment merges the Youth Bureau with the Parks Department, upon the retirement of outgoing Deputy Parks Commissioner Bob Fiacco; and
Patrick K. Latting as Deputy Commissioner of Public Works-Highway Division. Latting previously served as Town of Conklin Highway Superintendent since 2007. Latting was with the Conklin Highway Department for over 20 years. He takes over the position which has been vacant for the last year.
“These individuals demonstrate hard work and vast knowledge, they exhibited true dedication in their previous roles and Broome County will greatly benefit from their skillsets,” said Preston. “I believe in bringing in the right people for the right jobs, and with these appointments we will hit the ground running in 2013.”
Preston was re-elected in November to a four-year term.
12/20/2012 - 12:05pm