Ficano announces four new staff appointments

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano is shaking thing up in his office, announcing a new director of personnel and human resources, a new deputy director of personnel and human resources and a new director of communications.

Ficano has also named a new assistant county executive.

Ficano says Tish King will take over as director of personnel and human resources. King has served as Vice President of Human Resources at Greektown Casino-hotel where she conducted negotiations on a collective bargaining agreement.

Kenneth Wilson will be serving as the county's new deputy director of personnel/director of labor relations. Wilson is an attorney who has represented many local cities, including the city of Detroit.

The new director of communications is June West, who returns to county employment after nine years.

June Lee is the new assistant county executive. He will oversee the Corporations Counsel and the Departments of Children and Family Services, Health and Human Services and Homeland Security. This is a promotion for Lee, who joined the county in 2009 as a senior executive project manager.

"We are excited to have these individuals join our new team," said Ficano in a news release. "The focus remains unchanged from what began last fall: assembling a team of exceptionally talented professionals and getting back to the basics, a common-sense approach to county government."

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