Former Sarnia CAO Hired by Town of Tecumseh

The town of Tecumseh has hired a new chief administrative officer.

Marg Misek-Evans will replace the retiring Tony Haddad.

She arrives in Tecumseh after serving as the CAO for the city of Sarnia between 2013 and 2018.

Misek-Evans left that post after a rocky relationship with Mayor Mike Bradley.

A third-party investigation found that Bradley bullied and harassed four senior staff members including Misek-Evans.

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Marg Misek-Evans (Photo courtesy of Town of Tecumseh)

Mayor Gary McNamara says the town is pleased to have her working for the town, saying the problem in Sarnia was not at the administrative level, the problem was at the governance table.

He believes Tecumseh got an all-star.

"In my opinion, Sarnia's loss is our gain and the experience she brings here and that leadership, I can tell you that when she made the decision to move on, the domino effect everybody left," says McNamara.

Misek-Evans has spent 30-years working in municipal government, with stops in Victoria, British Columbia with the Capital Region District and with the County of Oxford.

"I had the opportunity to meet and chat with their neighbours and who work very closely with administration in Sarnia, and I can tell you, they said Tecumseh's got an all-star. So we're extremely pleased," says McNamara. 

Her first day on the job is Monday, April 8.