One day after AOC administrator William Vickrey made public his impending retirement, another AOC executive has announced that he, too, is leaving.
Kenneth Kann, director of the Executive Office Programs division, will retire in August, according to an email sent by Vickrey to AOC employees today.
“He has made significant contributions to further the work of the Judicial Council and our organization and has earned the respect of his AOC colleagues, as well as the appellate and trial court judicial and administrative leaders with whom he has worked over the years,” Vickrey wrote.
An AOC spokesman said Kann’s retirement announcement was expected and is not tied to Vickrey’s departure.
The Executive Office Programs division oversees the AOC’s public affairs office, court interpreter programs, Judicial Council services and court statistics and research. Kann was managing attorney in the Office of General Counsel before moving to the EOP division.
Kann, along with the AOC and another AOC executive, was the target of a 2010 lawsuit alleging that employee Jack Urquhart was forced out of his job after telling the media about an expensive Judicial Council gathering in San Francisco. The AOC denied any wrongdoing but paid Urquhart $53,000 to settle his claims.