New Top Dog At The Mack

The new executive secretary of the Mackinac Bridge Authority won’t have to move to northern Michigan to take the job.

The MBA board has named Chief Bridge Engineer Kim Nowak to the position, taking interim off the title she’s had since Bob Sweeney retired in May. The promotion of Nowak follows a national search for Sweeney’s successor. She has overseen bridge maintenance work along with inspections and construction for the past 17 years and is a Grand Rapids native.