Randy Smith

Natural Systems & Restoration, Bureau Chief

As chief of the Natural Systems & Restoration Bureau, Randy Smith oversees a number of District water quality and natural systems initiatives and programs within the Resource Management Division. His key responsibilities include providing leadership to the Springs and Environmental Flows section and the Surface Water Improvement and Management (SWIM) Program.

Smith has been working at the District for more than 11 years. He managed the SWIM Program from 2015 to 2017. Prior to managing the SWIM Program, Randy was in the Project Management Office, where he oversaw several large initiatives including the Lake Hancock Project and the Cooperative Funding Initiative. Randy also spent time with the Environmental and Water Supply sections, where he managed water quality, natural system restoration and water conservation projects.

Smith earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of South Florida and is a certified project management professional. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Florida Section of the American Water Resources Association.