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County government office fills two leadership roles

The pair will lead building and development, and IT services for the organization.

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  • | 11:59 a.m. January 20, 2022
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BRADENTON — Manatee County Government is growing by two senior-level leaders. 

County officials announced two new leaders assumed supervisory roles. Courtney De Pol was welcomed as the new director of building and development services and Andrew Richardson is the new head of information technology services. 

Richardson has been working with the county since August of last year in a virtual chief information officer consulting role. In that position, he was responsible for managing the 75-wide IT team and $18 million annual budget, according to a statement. 

“That work was to assess the state of Information Technology (IT) in the County,“ he says in the press release. “I fell in love with the IT team during my time working here – and I look forward to continuing that work.”

Courtesy. Courtney De Pol comes to Manatee County Government with 14 years of experience.
Courtesy. Courtney De Pol comes to Manatee County Government with 14 years of experience.

Before that, he was the COO for the Department of Management Services – Florida Digital Service in Tallahassee. His career also consists of IT leadership experience for Florida’s Department of Management Services and Department of Health.

“We serve those who serve Manatee County,” he says of his new position.

De Pol comes to the organization with 14 years of experience with the federal government, Department of the Navy, local government and within the private sector. 

“It’s exciting to be a part of this growing community,” she says in a statement. “I look forward to being responsive to our community’s needs and providing excellent customer service.”



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