Manatee County Leadership Team in Place

Manatee County Leadership Team in Place
Posted on 10/10/2023
County Administrator Charlie Bishop Shaking Andy Butterfield's HandMANATEE COUNTY, FL (October 10, 2023) – The Manatee County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has announced the installation of additional leaders to help guide the county through a promising and prosperous future.

Andrew (Andy) Butterfield is joining the county as Chief of Staff. A finalist in the recent nationwide search for Manatee County Administrator, he has been the Operations Manager for City of St. Pete Beach, FL, since 2019. Previously, Butterfield served as the Director of Veteran Affairs at Brown University in Providence, RI. Prior to that, he had a 36-year career in the U.S. Navy, serving most recently as Deputy Chief of Staff at U.S. Special Operations Command and Joint Base Deputy Commander/Naval Support Activity Commander at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ.

Butterfield has a bachelor’s degree in Naval Science and Political Science from the U.S. Naval Academy, a master’s degree in national security affairs from the U.S. Naval Post-Graduate School and a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government.

“I just want to thank you for your confidence in me,” said Butterfield. “It’s an honor to have the opportunity to serve the good people of this county.”

Evan Pilachowski, P.E., has been promoted to Deputy County Administrator. He had been the Director of Manatee County Utilities since last October. With a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in civil engineering, Pilachowski brought decades of professional experience to Manatee County following his recent role as the Director of Business Enterprise Systems for the Bureau of Wastewater Treatment for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.

“The last year—serving as the Utility Director—has been simply the greatest honor of my career,” said Pilachowski. “I am looking forward to additional challenges and being able to do even more for the residents of Manatee County.”

Molly White has been promoted to Director of the Sports and Leisure Services Department. She has been the Deputy Director of the department since December 2022 and was previously a Fitness and Wellness Coordinator with Manatee County since October 2018. Molly has a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and a master’s degree in Recreation and Tourism from Bowling Green State University.

“I am honored to be given the opportunity to continue leading this very talented, supportive and experienced team,” said White. “I look forward to working towards increased quality of services and innovative ways to meet the needs of our growth with new facilities and forward thinking.”

The BOCC passed all three staff additions unanimously.