Two of Armond Budish's Top Chiefs Departing for Work Elsewhere

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Ted Carter, Cuyahoga County's chief of economic development, and Eliza Wing, the county's chief of communications, are both departing the distinguished employ of County Executive Armond Budish for work elsewhere. A county spokeswoman confirmed to Scene that both had resigned and will be moving on.

Carter, who was brought on by Budish after a national search conducted by the Greater Cleveland Partnership, arrived via the City of Jacksonville. The cabinet-level economic development position had been filled on an interim basis until Carter showed up. He is now taking a job with the city of Baltimore as the deputy mayor for economic development there. His last day with the county will be April 1.

Eliza Wing has been Budish's communications chief since day one. She'll be taking a gig with Dix & Eaton, one of the region's primo PR shops. Her last day will be March 15.

The personnel moves were first reported by Courtney Astolfi at and independently confirmed by Scene. According to Astolfi's report, Wing sent a resignation letter saying she planned to stay on with the county part-time for a month to help her team transition.

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Sam Allard

Sam Allard is the Senior Writer at Scene, in which capacity he covers politics and power and writes about movies when time permits. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the NEOMFA at Cleveland State. Prior to joining Scene, he was encamped in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on an...
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