A new executive director has been named for the Candlewood Lake Authority. Mark Howarth, longtime director of education and outreach, had been serving as interim executive director since Larry Marsicano stepped down June 30th. Marsicano became a partner with consulting firm Aquatic Ecosystem Research. The Newstimes reports that Howarth was selected from a pool of about 110 applicants from across the country, Brazil and the United Kingdom. 8 people, including Howarth were interviewed by the search committee. Howarth, who has a business management background, will be joined in the future by someone with a scientific background. The Authority wants someone separate from the Director to focus on water quality and invasive species research.