Howard Croft is the former Flint Public Works Department director, who left that position in November 2015.
Timeline: Howard Croft
January 15, 2016. New developments in Flint City Hall break-in, ABC 12. "ABC12 News has learned the office was used by former Flint Public Works Director Howard Croft up until his resignation on Nov. 16. It was not his main office, but there appear to be documents related to the city's water system in that office. On a white board above some files, there are notes with reminders to call the DEQ, or the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality."
November 16, 2015. Howard Croft, Flint official responsible for water oversight, resigns. Flint Journal. "Croft, in a letter to City Administrator Natasha Henderson on Monday, Nov. 16, said he is leaving his position at the city Department of Public Works to regain public trust following a lead-in-water crisis."