1-16H-9. Executive director, agents, and employees--Duties--Compensation. The board may appoint an executive director. The executive director may not be a member of the board. The executive director shall hold office at the discretion of the board. The executive director shall perform such duties as may be prescribed from time to time by the board and shall receive compensation fixed by the board. The board may engage the services of such other agents and employees as the board deems appropriate and may prescribe their duties and fix their compensation.