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Collins Center's Petrey agrees to step down from think tank

Collins Center President Rod Petrey signed a separation agreement with the organization this morning and will be immediately replaced by Merrett Stierheim, sources told the Herald/Times. The board will continue with its plans to meet next Thursday to ratify his resignation and formalize the appointment of Stierheim.

In a the letter sent to all Collins Center trustees and staff today, board chairman Parker Thomson said the article in the Herald/Times today was accurate, that Stierheim will serve as interim president and CEO for three to six months while they conduct a search for a replacement, and that the board has "asked a team of auditors to review the Center's finances." Download Collins Center letter