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Thomas named new SRWMD chief

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Hugh Thomas was appointed as the executive director of the Suwannee River Water Management District.

He succeeds Noah Valenstein, who was recently named as the latest in a series of secretaries at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Thomas has a 25-year background in agriculture and environmental resource management including a year as senior project manager in the district’s Agriculture and Environmental Projects Division, 14 years as an environmental administrator in the Agriculture and Water Policy Division of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and 10 years as an environmental manager for Mactec Environmental Inc.

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