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June 17, 2011

Recruitment for New Executive Director to Begin Immediately

The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board accepted the resignation of Executive Director David L. Moore today and appointed the District’s General Counsel William S. Bilenky to serve as interim executive director.

Moore, who was appointed executive director in March 2003, resigned on May 26, but had offered to continue temporarily in the role to help facilitate the successful transition of the next executive director. The Board accepted Moore’s resignation today during a special workshop and praised him for his service to the District. Moore will continue to serve in an advisory capacity until July 15.

The Board also authorized District Human Resources staff to begin the recruitment process for a new executive director immediately.

Bilenky has been with the District since September 1999 and has served as its general counsel since March 2000. As the District’s general counsel, Bilenky provides legal advice and support to the Governing Board and the District, appearing on their behalf before the Department of Administrative Hearings, the Legislature, the state trial and appellate courts, and federal agencies and courts.

Before joining the District, Bilenky was in private practice and has also been the general counsel to the Florida Public Service Commission.

Bilenky holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Cornell University, a master’s degree in business administration from Florida State University and a juris doctorate from the University of Florida. He has been admitted to the Virginia State Bar, the Florida Bar, the Bars of the United States Supreme Court; the United States Courts of Appeal for the 4th, 5th, 11th and D.C. Circuit; the Federal District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia; and the Bankruptcy Court Bar for the Eastern District of Virginia. Bilenky is also a Florida Supreme Court-Certified Circuit Court Mediator.

Moore was appointed executive director in March 2003. He began his career at the District in 1984 as a hydrologist, working his way up through the leadership ranks as a project manager, manager, director and deputy executive director.

 
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