Easley administrator selected as new Myrtle Beach assistant city manager

Jonathan F. “Fox” Simons Jr., the Easley city administrator, will be Myrtle Beach’s new assistant city manager beginning next month, Myrtle Beach officials said Thursday.

Simons had been a finalist for the city manager position that was given to former assistant city manager John Pedersen. Pedersen announced the hire on Thursday.

“I’m very excited about having him on board,” Pedersen said.

Simons, who has been Easley city administrator since 2006, is filling the position that Pedersen left vacant last fall when he replaced Tom Leath as city manager. His first day is expected to be Feb. 16, Pedersen said.