The Governing Board of the Southwest Florida Water Management District appointed Brian Armstrong to replace Robert Beltran, who is returning to the private sector after serving as Executive Director since September 2013. Mr. Armstrong has served as the District’s assistant executive director since May 2014. In that role he has been responsible for the leadership and oversight of the Operations, Maintenance & Construction, Regulation, and Resource Management divisions. He brings more than 15 years of experience in water resource management.
Previously, Armstrong was the assistant director for the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Southwest District. There he led the restructure of the DEP District operations by reducing costs and improving internal operating performance, including the creation of a successful compliance management team. Prior to that, Armstrong served as the Water Supply and Resource Development manager for the District. Armstrong is a licensed professional geologist who earned his Bachelor of Science in Geology and his Master’s Degree in Hydrogeology from the University of South Florida.