FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Brandon Moore
727-791-2304 | 727-470-0702
Clearwater, Fla. (May 20, 2013) – Tampa Bay Water's chairman and general counsel have successfully completed contract negotiations with Matthew W. Jordan and he has accepted the position as Tampa Bay Water's new general manager. The contract will go before the board of directors for consideration at its June 17 regular board meeting. Pending board approval, Mr. Jordan will start work on July 8, 2013.
Mr. Jordan currently serves as chief executive officer at the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority, in North Carolina. He also worked as the director of public works for the City of Gastonia, North Carolina.
Mr. Jordan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering technology from the University of North Carolina, an Associate of Applied Science degree in Architectural Drafting, and is a Professional Engineer in the State of North Carolina.
Tampa Bay Water's board of directors began the search for a new general manager after Gerald J. Seeber informed the board in February of his intentions to leave the agency.
More than 180 applications were received. Of those, 52 met the minimum criteria and were reviewed by a screening committee, which included the agency's three officers, the outgoing general manager, representatives from each member government, and the chairman of the board.
Tampa Bay Water's board interviewed the top five candidates on April 29, 2013 before beginning negotiations with Mr. Jordan.
Tampa Bay Water will hold its regular board meeting on Monday, June, 17 at 9:00 a.m. This meeting is open to the public and will be held at Tampa Bay Water's administrative offices at 2575 Enterprise Road, Clearwater, FL 33763.
Tampa Bay Water provides wholesale water to the public utility systems of Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties, as well as the cities of New Port Richey, St. Petersburg and Tampa. To learn more about Tampa Bay Water, please visit www.tampabaywater.org.