Kerrie Flanagan was unanimously elected Monday night as chairman of the Region 13 Board of Education.
Flanagan, a Durham resident who has served on the board for seven years including as chairman of the finance committee, replaces Thomas Hennick, who has been a board member for over a decade, including five years as chairman.
"You give Kerrie a job, it gets done," said board member Merrill Adams in nominating Flanagan to the post during a special meeting at Strong School.
"Not only is she someone who has knowledge [about finances] but she is also someone who is willing to teach and to teach us the ins-and-outs of things and what's good practice," Adams said.
After taking her new seat, Flanagan thanked Hennick, who was absent from the meeting, for his service as chairman.
"He did a fine job and worked very hard and I think we all know how demanding our job is as Board of Ed, and even more so as chair, so a very sincere and well deserved thank you for Tom Hennick," Flanagan said.
During the meeting, Norm Hicks was elected secretary and Mary Jane Parsons was elected as treasurer.