San Bernardino CEO Resigns

San Bernardino Chief Executive Officer Leonard X. Hernandez has resigned, citing an “urgent family health issue,” according to an Aug. 18 announcement. His resignation took effect immediately.

Hernandez has been on leave since Aug. 8, and County Chief Operating Officer Luther Snoke has been fulfilling his duties. Snoke will continue to do so pending the appointment of an interim or permanent CEO. That appointment will happen “shortly,” the county said. 

The board appointed Hernandez to the CEO position in 2020. He previously served as chief operating officer and interim museum director. 

“The Board of Supervisors appreciates the service Leonard provided to the public and the County organization, especially as we navigated our way through the pandemic and other very difficult challenges,” said Board of Supervisors Chair Dawn Rowe.

The next supervisors’ meeting is Aug. 22.