The Town of Cornelius has hired Wayne Herron to replace Karen Floyd as the new Planning Director for Cornelius.

Wayne has over 20 years of local government experience and has served in the Charlotte Metro region for the last 12 years.

"His knowledge and involvement in planning, economic development, transportation, and town management will be beneficial for the Town and Planning Department," according to a press release.

Wayne’s first day will be January 2, 2013.