Baton Rouge – Mayor Sharon Weston Broome announced Monday that a new chief administrative officer had been appointed and unfortunately by Friday, the new hire resigned for falsifying information on his impressive resume.
Troy Bell would have been Baton Rouge’s first African-American COA. On his resume, he claimed to have held a master’s degree in public administration but that is false.
Mayor Broome’s office released a statement Friday:
“I have accepted the resignation of Troy Bell. I am disappointed that he chose to withhold information about his background while interviewing for and subsequently accepting the position of chief administrative officer. I will not let this be a distraction to the commitment I have made to the people of the City of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish. The mayor-president’s office will continue thttp://www.wbrz.com/files/3962_001.pdfo serve our fellow residents in an efficient manner as we have since the beginning of my tenure.”
According to WBRZ, Baruch College did not have a Troy Bell listed in their graduate database.
Click here to see the Bell’s resume: http://www.wbrz.com/files/3962_001.pdf
“I will immediately review the new information provided regarding Mr. Bell’s background and will decide the best course of action,” Broome said in a statement. “In the meantime, I — along with my administration — will continue to be dedicated to business and initiatives that move the city-parish forward.”