CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- East End Main Street's board of directors gained its third president in four months Wednesday when Dickinson Gould was elected on a unanimous voice vote.
Gould replaces Andy Milovich, the former West Virginia Power executive vice president, who resigned suddenly in late December to take a similar job in Myrtle Beach.
Milovich led the board for less than three months following his election to the post in September. He replaced longtime president Mary Anne Crickard, who decided to step down after eight years.
A native of Charleston and a graduate of Charleston Catholic High School, Gould moved back to the East End seven years ago to work in the family business, Buzz Food Services. He became company president and owner two years ago when his father died.
Though he's been involved with the Main Street group for only about three years, he has led the business recruitment and economic redevelopment committee for the past two years.
In that time, he's become a familiar face for East End Main Street, appearing before city agencies to promote its projects.
"We did the East End Bazaar and a couple of other things," he said after the meeting Wednesday. "It's been a busy two years."
He doesn't plan any major changes. "I hope to bring more of the same. We've had a great leadership team for the last 11 years."
Board members totally revamped their executive officers at their monthly meeting Wednesday at the Charleston Woman's Club: treasurer Marc Weintraub, an East End City Council member, moved up to vice president; secretary Mary Beth Hoover became treasurer; and Amy McLaughlin was elected secretary.
Also Wednesday, the board: