Former Alton Housing Authority Executive Director Andy Hightower is moving to the same post with the Madison County Housing Authority. Hightower was named to the new post yesterday following approval from the MCHA Board of Directors. Hightower left his Alton job earlier this month.
Hightower leaves the AHA after serving in various positions beginning in 1999. He became the executive director in April 2008, and will succeed John Hamm who retired last April from the county post. Hightower will earn a little more than $92,000 per year in his new job. He will also serve as a consultant to the Alton Housing Authority for up to 60 days while it looks for a new executive director.