Scott Burns, deputy director of the White House drug czar’s office during much of the George W. Bush administration, has taken over as executive director of the National District Attorneys Association. Burns served for more than 15 years as the district attorney in Iron County, Utah.
NDAA said it considered more than 60 applicants for the job, which has been vacant since Tom Charron resigned last year. Charron, former prosecutor in Cobb County, Ga., now is court administrator there. NDAA includes the American Prosecutors Research Institute (APRI), the National College of District Attorneys and the National Advocacy Center. NDAA's board of directors is made up of representatives of all 50 states; the group is headquartered in Alexandria, Va.