The Associated Press

AUGUSTA — The director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is leaving his post for a private sector job.

Maine CDC spokesman John Martins says Kenneth Albert will resign from his position on May 20. He did not know the nature of Albert’s new job.

Albert was announced as the new head of the Maine CDC in February 2015. He took over for Sheila Pinette.

Pinette became the state Department of Health and Human Services’ chief health officer and resigned about a month later.

Albert previously served as head of the state health departments’ Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services.

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