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Woodruff Named Next Brunswick Manager

BOLIVIA – County commissioners here announced Friday that Randell Woodruff, currently Pender County’s manager, will begin work in October as Brunswick County’s next county manager.

Randell Woodruff

Woodruff, who has served as Pender County manager since January 2015, succeeds Ann Hardy, who is to retire effective Nov. 1. He starts in the new role Oct. 21, with a two-week transition period between managers. The board of commissioners is scheduled to officially appoint Woodruff as the county’s next manager during its meeting Aug. 5.

“Randell Woodruff is an experienced, proven county manager who understands the unique challenges associated with leading a fast-growing, diverse coastal county,” said Frank Williams, chairman of the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners. “Randell has the background, skills and experience required to build on Ann Hardy’s great work.  Our board is excited to welcome him to the Brunswick County team, and we look forward to a smooth transition and a great future with him at the helm.”

Prior to joining Pender County, Woodruff served as Beaufort County manager from 2011 until 2015. He also previously served as county manager in Camden County for eight years. Woodruff and his wife have three adult daughters.

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