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SWFWMD Selects Blake Guillory as New Executive Director

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The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board Monday appointed Blake C. Guillory to serve as the District's executive director.

Guillory replaces David L. Moore, who resigned on May 26. District General Counsel William S. Bilenky has been serving as interim executive director.

"This was a unanimous choice by the Board. Blake is the right person at the right time for this District and the water resources," said Governing Board Chair H. Paul Senft, Jr. "His extensive experience in the private sector and the contacts he has throughout the state and the nation will serve the District well as we move forward meeting the critical water needs of west central Florida."

Guillory, a resident of Jupiter, Fla., is vice president and Florida area manager at Brown and Caldwell, a consulting firm that provides water supply, wastewater, stormwater, infrastructure, solid waste, construction management, business consulting, and environmental sciences expertise to public and private clients. Before joining Brown and Caldwell, Guillory was with PBS&J, now Atkins North America, where he was vice president and senior division manager for the firm's Southeast water resources division.

Guillory holds a bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University and master's degrees in civil engineering and business administration from the University of South Florida. He graduated from LaGrange High School in Lake Charles, La. He is a professional engineer and a diplomate of water resources engineering.

Guillory is the past president and a current board member of the Florida Stormwater Association. He is also a member of the Florida Engineering Society, Florida Water Environment Association, American Water Works Association, American Water Resources Association and the American Society of Civil Engineers.