Mark Woodard has worked in the field of government and financial management for more than 26 years. He has been with Pinellas County since June of 1988, beginning his tenure as a senior financial management analyst. He went on to serve as the director of the Office of Management and Budget for six years and then as assistant county administrator/chief of staff for 11 years. Beginning in April, 2014, he served as interim county administrator until he was appointed county administrator on Aug. 5, 2014.
Mr. Woodard graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business management from the University of South Florida in Tampa in 1980, followed by a Master of Arts degree in public administration in 1992, also earned from the University of South Florida.
While serving as director of the Office of Management and Budget, Mr. Woodard was responsible for the overall county annual budget and debt management program. He negotiated multiple agreements on behalf of Pinellas County between local municipalities and other counties. He also worked with the county’s financial advisor, structuring bond transactions to support the Capital Improvement Program while taking advantage of money-saving refunding of select transactions.
As chief of staff and assistant county administrator, Mr. Woodard was responsible for county operations, exercising direct management and leadership of a diverse collection of departments, including Fleet Management, Information Systems, Real Estate Management, Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Purchasing, Risk Management, Economic Development, the Office of Management and Budget and Communications, as well as agenda coordination for the Board of County Commissioners.
Mr. Woodard is married to Pam Iorio, former mayor of Tampa and current president of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Inc. They have two children.