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Charlie BishopCharlie Bishop

Deputy County Administrator

(941) 748-4501 ext. 3004
charlie.bishop@mymanatee.org

Charles (Charlie) Bishop was raised to believe in his country as a third-generation military veteran. At 18 he joined the United States Air Force where he earned his Masters Degree in Public Administration. After 20 years of service, and as a retired veteran, Charlie found another way to serve. In 2001 he started his career as a Project Manager and found a place to call home in Manatee County.

In 2002, Charlie was ready to take his passion for his work to the next level and earned his Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification from the Project Management Institute. Charlie’s determination to make a difference grew, and through education and experience he soon advanced his career into management. In addition to his role as a Project Manager, he has served as the Facilities Services Manager, Infrastructure Division Manager, Construction Services Division Manager, and, for the almost 12 years, the Director of Property Management.

Jan BrewerJan Brewer

Deputy County Administrator and Chief Financial Officer

(941) 748-4501 ext. 3726
jan.brewer@mymanatee.org

Jan Brewer holds two Bachelors’ degrees which are in Accounting and Finance from Florida Southern College in Lakeland Florida. Additionally, she has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) with an Accounting Concentration from Florida Southern College. She has been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Florida for 32 years and holds the designation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts of CGMA which is a Charter Global Management Accountant since its establishment.

She has a diverse background in Public Accounting practice as well as private sector accounting. She was as an adjunct professor with Florida Southern College where she taught accounting, finance, and graduate level courses in the MBA area.

Jan has been in the governmental sector for 18 years, including DeSoto County as their Finance Director and as the County Administrator for a total of 8 years and the remainder of time with Manatee County. At Manatee County Government she began as the Budget Division Manager and moved to Director of Financial Management in 2015.

Deputy County Administrator Robert Reinshuttle

Robert Reinshuttle

Deputy County Administrator

(941) 748-4501 ext. 3783
robert.reinshuttle@mymanatee.org

Robert Reinshuttle was a senior official with the statewide Florida Association of Community Health Centers Inc., where he served for more than a decade as Chief Operating Officer of the organization. Mr. Reinshuttle holds a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) and coursework toward a DPA. He also completed a certificate program in management from the Florida Institute of Government at Florida State University.

Robert has a strong background in policy development and legislative affairs, having been senior staff with the Senate Majority Leader of the Michigan Senate, as well as Director of the Washington D.C. office of the Texas Governor and senior staff to two Florida Governors. In addition, he has worked with elected officials across the country having served as Deputy Director of Washington D.C. operations for the Council of State Governments, Director of the National Association of Secretaries of State and Interim Director of the Southern Governors Association.

Mr. Reinshuttle led the Florida Governor’s Welfare Reform Task Force and received several awards from the State of Florida including work on several studies in his capacity as Policy Director for the Agency for Health Care Administration.

Karen Stewart

Karen M. Stewart, CEcD

Economic Development Official - Deputy County Administrator

(941) 748-4501 ext. 6832
karen.stewart@mymanatee.org

Karen Stewart is the County Economic Development Official for Manatee County Government. In this role, Karen provides leadership to facilitate economic development and redevelopment projects by linking all County departments and the business community. She manages the performance based incentive program, rapid response permitting, business retention and expansion in the Southwest District and promotes the business-friendly approach in county government. 

Since 2009, Economic Development Incentives have been adopted for more than 90 companies with potential to create over 6,000 jobs over the next several years.

Karen has a Master’s of Science in Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, is a graduate of Eckerd College and is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) through the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). She is a member of the IEDC, Bradenton Area EDC Board of Directors, Manatee Technical College Board of Governors, Urban Land Institute, the Florida Redevelopment Association, Florida Brownfields Association and various local business organizations.