Dave Bullock is an experienced management professional with more than 30 years managing and operating public agencies. His innate ability to quickly comprehend complex public policy issues and craft solutions have led to his long record of success and notable accomplishments. Mr. Bullock's specific areas of expertise include operations and project management, economic development, budgets and financial projections, contract management, media relations, policy implementation, organizational change, growth management, infrastructure planning and development, and performance management.
Mr. Bullock served as the Town of Longboat Key's Town Manager for six years and as Sarasota County's Deputy County Administrator (DCA) for 14 years. He also worked in the private sector as a management consultant for eight years. After a brief retirement, he was asked to serve as the Sarasota County Economic Development Corporation's CEO.
Mr. Bullock was a founding member of SCOPE (Sarasota County Openly Plans for Excellence) from 1998–2002. He received his Bachelor of Science in Education in 1972 from West Chester State University, where he received the President's Award for Outstanding Achievement. He was also a volunteer firefighter and paramedic from 1982–1987.