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CSUEB MBA grad named new Las Vegas fire chief

Head shot of Willie McDonald, new fire chief for Las Vegas

Willie McDonald '95, MBA (Image: KRON 4)

  • July 24, 2013 5:00am

William (Willie) McDonald '95, MBA, who most recently served as the San Jose, Calif. fire chief, has been named the new fire chief for the Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Department. This Cal State East Bay grad was selected after a national search with more than 60 candidates considered from across the nation, including local and internal candidates.

McDonald has more than 35 years of continuous service as a firefighter and has served as a fire chief since Feb. 1, 1993. He previously served as the fire chief in the cities of Foster City, Calif.; San Mateo, Calif.; Fremont, Calif.; and Scottsdale, Ariz.

City Manager Betsy Fretwell said in a statement, "After a thorough search, I am happy to select Chief McDonald. His experience serving in the capacity of fire chief for nearly 19 years, coupled with his educational background and extensive training knowledge, will make him a welcome addition to our team.”

Congrats, Chief McDonald!

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