MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis Mayor-elect Jim Strickland has chosen Gina Sweat to become the first female director of the Memphis Fire Department.
The Commercial Appeal (https://bit.ly/1m2mMGv ) reports Strickland announced Sweat’s selection on Monday. She is a 23-year veteran of the department, which had only four female firefighters when she joined.
Strickland called Sweat a “landmark leadership choice” and said she was selected on her merits and dedication.
Strickland takes office on Jan. 1.
Information from: The Commercial Appeal, https://www.commercialappeal.com
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