Heartland Technical Academy has a new executive director.
Bret Hitchings, formerly the assistant director, was named to the top spot at a special meeting of the board of control on Wednesday. Former executive director Jodi Ferriell has accepted a new position as director of the Capital Area Career Center in Springfield.
“I've really enjoyed working with Jodi,” Hitchings said. “I've learned a lot from her and I wish her all the best.”