Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 1:30 p.m - December 11, 2012
December 11, 2012 Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #39

Confirm appointment of Information Technology Department Director


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Ed Hunzeker, County Administrator

Action Requested
Motion to confirm appointment of Paul Alexander as Information Technology Director effective on or about January 23, 2013.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida Statutes, Chapter 125.74(k) and Manatee County Code, Sections 2-2-23(a)(12) and 3-2-1(c)

Background Discussion

Paul Alexander has thirty years experience in progressive leadership in business, engineering and information technology management with experience in strategic planning, project management, operations and maintenance, quality assurance and regulatory compliance, business relationship management, service delivery and support, finance and contract administration, organizational development and human performance assessment.


Most recently Mr. Alexander served as the Executive Director of Business Technology Services with Pinellas County Government, a position that he has held for nine years. Prior to that, he served for 17 years with the Duquesne Light Company in Pennsylvania serving in roles including the Director of Information Services.


Paul received a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Geneva College, and a master's degree in public policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University.  


Paul has re-engineered a number of processes for Pinellas County including many of those that we will be addressing in the short and medium term.  He is an ardent advocate for strategic business planning, has excellent interpersonal communication skills and holds firm to the need for excellent customer service.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Budget position in personnel services, Information Technology

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Paul Alexander Resume.pdf