The leader of the White House's effort to help cities and communities deal with the decline of the U.S. auto industry is departing to return to academia.
The executive director of the White House Council on Automotive Communities and Workers, Ed Montgomery, will become the dean of Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute on Aug. 15.
The White House says in a statement Monday that it will find a replacement for Montgomery.
Montgomery was appointed last year to coordinate the government's work to help auto workers transition into new manufacturing jobs.
The White House created the council to help communities deal with the government-led bankruptcies of General Motors and Chrysler.
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