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Theresa Gabriel, Toledo s director of human resources, was appointed Thursday as a top ranking official in Mayor Carty Finkbeiner s administration.
The mayor announced Ms. Gabriel s appointment as assistant chief of staff to replace David Moebius, who retired effective Thursday.
Ms. Gabriel, the former Republican Toledo Municipal Clerk of Courts, has been with Mr. Finkbeiner s administration in different positions for years.
She was among about 20 people who volunteered on Mr. Finkbeiner s November, 2005 re-election campaign and were later given staff jobs for the city.
During Mr. Finkbeiner s first administration, Ms. Gabriel was manager of streets, bridges, and harbor, and become the division s first female acting commissioner in 1997.
She was also director of parks, recreation, and forestry.
Ms. Gabriel is also a former president of the Toledo chapter of the NAACP.