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Reston Association continues search for CEO, no timeline in place

Reston Association (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

It’s been nearly one year since the position of Reston Association’s CEO became vacant.

RA’s Board of Directors continues to meet in a series of closed meetings to discuss the nearly year-long search after previous CEO Hank Lynch announced his resignation in August.

In a statement, RA spokesperson Mike Leone said the board has been interviewing finalist candidates. The board most recently met in mid-June and last night (Thursday).

Last night’s meeting was entirely in closed session. Leone said that, because the agenda was related to personnel matters, RA had no further information to share about the hiring process.

Leone noted that he was not aware of “a specific timeline to close the CEO search.”

“But I do know that the board is working diligently to move the process along as quickly as possible,” Leone wrote in a June 16 statement to FFXnow.

The board was previously aiming to select a new CEO before the final results of RA’s board election in April were announced. That move drew consternation from some candidates for the board election who hoped to delay the process in order to have a say in the hire.

Larry Butler has been the organization’s acting CEO since Sept. 4.