Christensen leaving Miss. Development Authority

Mississippi Development Authority executive director Brent Christensen will leave his post exactly three years after he took it.

Christensen has been named the new president and CEO of the Greensboro Partnership in Greensboro, North Carolina. He will start there no later than June 1. Gov. Phil Bryant appointed Christensen to the MDA’s top spot in May 2012, recruiting him from Florida.

MDA deputy executive director Manning McPhillips will assume responsibility for the agency’s daily operations upon Christensen’s departure.