Business & Real Estate

Cosumnes business dean to take over NextEd CEO temporarily

Brian Bedford, the business dean at Cosumnes River College, has been named the new interim CEO of NextEd, the workforce development and education affiliate of the Sacramento Metro Chamber.

Bedford, a Sacramento native whose past business experience includes eight years at Intel Corp., will take leave from CRC to serve in the interim post over the next six months, officials said.

The chamber said Stella Premo, current interim CEO, will return to her previous role as executive director and director of educational programs.

Bedford also has worked for Apple and John Hancock Financial Services.

Naaz Alikhan, NextEd board chairman, said in a statement: “Under Brian’s leadership, the NextEd Board will be able to take the time to strategically plan for how the organization moves forward.”