Pasco Commissioners Name New County Leader

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on June 26, 2022

Mike Carballa promoted to County Administrator

Pasco Commissioners Name New County Leader

The Pasco Board of County Commissioners (BCC) unanimously names Mike Carballa to serve as Pasco’s next County Administrator.  Carballa has been part of Pasco County Government’s senior leadership team since 2014, most recently as Assistant County Administrator for the Public Infrastructure Branch.

Carballa will take over for Dan Biles, who has served as Pasco County Administrator since May 2017.  Biles recently announced his resignation and is leaving Pasco County in the fall to provide leadership training overseas.  Carballa will serve as Interim County Administrator beginning July 30, 2022, and is in the process of negotiating an agreement with the BCC to serve as County Administrator beginning October 1.

“Mike Carballa has demonstrated strong leadership throughout his service to Pasco County, and we’re proud to be able to promote from within,” said BCC Chair Kathryn Starkey.  “We’re confident Mike is the right choice to continue nurturing the culture Mr. Biles has established within our team and to lead Pasco County in a time of unprecedented growth.”

Carballa earned his Master’s Degree from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the University of South Florida.

“I’m humbled by the board’s support and honored to continue the leadership philosophy that Dan has instilled over the past 5 years,” said Carballa.  “I’m excited for this broadened perspective of the county, and I look forward to continue working with the community and the dedicated women and men of our great organization.”

Carballa served as a captain in the United States Air Force for five years before joining the private sector, providing leadership in two Tampa Bay Area engineering firms.  Carballa, his wife and two children have lived in Pasco County for nearly 20 years.



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