PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The executive director of the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency is resigning after little more than a year on the job.
The agency says Gov. Lincoln Chafee on Wednesday accepted the resignation of Theresa Murray. Her resignation letter cited commitments to caring for elderly members of her family and a desire to focus on work as a federal contractor. Her last day will be Feb. 15.
Before being appointed Rhode Island’s emergency management chief in January 2012, Murray worked for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and as a regional planning coordinator at RIEMA. From 1984 to 2009 she served as a special agent in the Office of the Inspector General of various federal agencies.
A RIEMA spokeswoman didn’t return messages for comment.