Bob Brown is Irmo’s new town administrator.
Town Council appointed Brown, 55, to oversee the daily operation of Town Hall at an annual salary of $74,000.
Brown was town project coordinator for the past 13 years, handling a variety of assignments.
His appointment late Tuesday was a surprise.
Council members had indicated the choice would wait until after Nov. 8 elections but changed their minds after watching his performance in the post on a temporary basis during the past two months.