Brevard County Manager Stockton Whitten Resigns, Will Join Eastern Florida State College

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Brevard County Manager Stockton Whitten resigned on Thursday as the Brevard County manager, effective April 30.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County Manager Stockton Whitten resigned on Thursday as county manager, effective April 30.

Whitten, who has been the county manager since 2014, recommended that Assistant County Manager Frank Abbate be appointed by the Brevard County Commission as interim county manager.

He will join Eastern Florida State College May 1 as associate vice president in charge of facilities and special projects.

“Stockton’s experience is impressive, with 25 years in senior executive positions in government that includes managing and motivating people at the highest level while simultaneously directing major renovation and construction work throughout Brevard,” said college President Dr. Jim Richey.

“He will play a key role as we continue adding new buildings and upgrading others to give our students and faculty the best educational facilities possible. We’re excited to have him join us.”

Whitten will replace Dr. Richard Paradise, the current Associate Vice President for Facilities, who is retiring.

With more than 26 years of Public Sector experience, Whitten has been with Brevard County since 1994 in positions ranging from Assistant to the County Manager, Management Services Department Director, Assistant County Manager, Deputy County Manager and County Manager.

He served as Interim County Manager in 2009.

Prior to coming to Brevard County he previously worked for Broward County as a Budget Analyst. He has also interned for both the City of Gainesville and Alachua County Governments.

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Whitten is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and in 1990 with Master of Arts Degree in Political Science with a concentration in Public Administration. He also has a Master of Business Administration from Georgia Southern University.

He is active in the community currently serving on the Board of Directors for Crosswinds Youth Services and Brevard Family Partnership. He lives in Rockledge with his wife and three children.

Whitten said that working for Brevard County has been one of the most rewarding experiences of his life.

“I have enjoyed over 22 years with Brevard County government, and believe that much has been accomplished,” said Whitten.