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Four finalists selected for Hernando economic development director

BROOKSVILLE — Hernando County Administrator Len Sossamon has winnowed a stack of 37 resumes down to four hopefuls for the job of economic development director.

Telephone interviews are planned for this week with Fred Baughman of Vestavia Hills, Ala.; Thomas R. Carrino Jr. of Urbana, Ill.; Harold Gallup of Tampa, and David H. Lyons of West Point, Ga.

Sossamon said he had narrowed the field to about 10, then sent out additional questions, asking each of those applicants to list actual companies they had recruited, along with information regarding incentives provided and economic impact.

Sossaman said he did that because county commissioners had told him to "validate and verify their track records.''

Baughman worked for most of the last year as economic development director for the city of Vestavia Hills until his job ended in a reorganization of city positions. Before that, he was a self-employed consultant after spending five years as a vice president of external affairs for Central Indiana Power.

Carrino has been the economic development manager for the city of Urbana since mid 2006. Before that, he worked in the city of Cocoa in economic development and similar positions from 2002 to 2006.

Gallup has served as director of economic development for the city of Lake Wales since 2004, leaving the position in May. Before that, he was president of Maverick Bench Media Co., an outdoor advertising company.

Lyons is executive director of the West Point Development Authority, a position he has held since 2010. For two years before that, he served in a similar job for the McIntosh County Industrial Development Authority.

The county's prior economic development manager, Michael McHugh, resigned in August.

Barbara Behrendt can be reached at behrendt@tampabay.com or (352) 848-1434.

Four finalists selected for Hernando economic development director 11/01/13 [Last modified: Monday, November 4, 2013 8:08pm]
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