Tampa Bay Water Board Approves Seeber Resignation; Appoints Chuck Carden Interim General Manager
Clearwater, Fla. (April 16, 2013) – The Tampa Bay Water Board of Directors on Monday approved the resignation of General Manager, Gerald J. Seeber. The board then unanimously voted to appoint Chief Operating Officer, Chuck Carden to Interim General Manager.
Seeber informed the board in February of his intentions to leave Tampa Bay Water and pursue a career in city management, which is where he spent the bulk of his career.
“City government touches people’s lives in many ways, each and every day,” said Seeber. “I enjoy the give and take and the pace of activity, so I decided this is the time in my career that I’d like to make the move back to that field.
Seeber was with the agency for five years and oversaw projects such as the Surface Water Treatment Plant Expansion and helped the agency procure a fix for the C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir.
The newly appointed interim general manager, Mr. Chuck Carden, has been with the agency for 20 years and currently manages the Water Production Division as Chief Operating Officer. Under his management, Tampa Bay Water constructed more than $1.2 billion in new infrastructure and pipelines, and the region’s alternative water supplies.
Mr. Carden holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Tampa. In his tenure at the agency, Mr. Carden has worked in Finance, Project Management and Construction. Mr. Carden served on the Executive Committee of the Florida Section/American Water Works Association as the Past-Chair.
The recruitment for a new general manager continues as the Tampa Bay Water Board of Directors also approved a shortlist of candidates at Monday’s meeting. On the list are:
- Kofi A. Boateng
- Andrew Brunhard
- Koni M. Cassini
- Tomas Gonzales
- Kenneth C. Griffin
- Matthew W. Jordan
The Board of Directors are scheduled to conduct interviews with all of the candidates on Monday, April 29 at 1:00 p.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.