Director of Operations
Richard Anderson has been with the Authority since 2010, serving as the Authority’s Director of Operations, and is responsible for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of Authority infrastructure. Mr. Anderson has 20 years of experience in utility operations, process control, and project management. Prior to the Authority, Mr. Anderson held various operations management positions with Tampa Bay Water and worked for a large electric utility in the power generation division.
Mr. Anderson is an active member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) since 1998, having served as chair of the Florida Section of the AWWA as well as various Council and Regional positions, and currently is the FSAWWA Finance Committee Chair. He is the recipient of the Allen B. Roberts Award, Robert L. Claudy Award, and Region IV Outstanding Operator of the Year. Mr. Anderson is also a member of the Florida Water Pollution & Control Operator’s Association.
Mr. Anderson is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a degree in International Relations/Government and is a Class “A” licensed Water Plan Operator in both Florida and Georgia.