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Jax Daily Record Thursday, May 2, 201312:00 PM EST

DIA CEO finalists list down to 4

by: David Chapman

The list of eight candidates to become the first Downtown Investment Authority has been trimmed to four.

The final four, along with their budget and staff levels, where provided, are:

• James Edwards, executive director, Charleston Urban Renewal Authority, Charleston, W.V. His budget is $700,000 with a staff of three.

• Kevin Hanna, director of real estate development for the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority in New Orleans. His budget is $850,000 with a staff of eight.

• Michael Maher, founding director of Charleston Civic Design Center. His budget is $200,000 with a staff of one.

• Aundra Wallace, executive director of the Detroit Land Bank Authority in Detroit. His budget is $1.5 million with a staff of 10.

The four will be interviewed by Downtown Investment Authority board members in Jacksonville over the next two weeks for position.

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