DIA CEO pick responds to scandal surrounding his time in Miami

The Downtown Investment Authority’s choice for CEO responded Friday to the scandal surrounding one of his previous organizations.

Aundra Wallace, executive director of the Detroit Land Bank Authority, was selected Thursday by the DIA board and now enters contract negotiations for the position.

Wallace was with the Miami-Dade Empowerment Trust Inc. from 1999 to 2008, becoming president and CEO in 2005. He served the organization as a consultant from 2008 to 2009, after taking a job with the North…