County administrator finalists named

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Beaufort County Council has narrowed its list of Beaufort County Administrator candidates to three finalists who were to participate in a second round of interviews Monday, Feb. 25.   

The finalists — Ashley M. Jacobs, assistant county administrator for Aiken County; Eric W. Larson, Beaufort County’s director of environmental engineering and land management; and Marc A. Orlando, town manager for Bluffton — were among more than 70 applicants for the job. GovHR USA has assisted County Council with the search.  

Finalists’ Profiles

Ashley Jacobs previously served as the executive director for the Greater Lake City Community Development Office in Lake City, S.C., deputy county administrator for Dorchester County, S.C.; assistant county administrator for Richland County, S.C.; and senior environmental planner for the Central Midlands Council of Governments in Columbia. Jacobs earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of South Carolina and a B.A. in English and Technical Writing from Clemson University.

Eric Larson previously served as the water quality compliance manager for the University of Kentucky; city engineer for Georgetown, Ky.; assistant director of development services for Georgetown-Scott County Planning Commission, Ky.; and engineering group manager for City-County Planning Commission of Warren County, Ky. Larson is a professional engineer and a certified professional in land use planning.  He earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky.

Marc Orlando previously served the Town of Bluffton as deputy town manager and assistant town manager/planning director. Other past positions include serving as executive director for the Bluffton Public Development Corporation; vice president of asset management and development for Carson Asset Management; and senior planner for Town of Hilton Head Island. Orlando is an ICMA Credentialed Manager.  He earned a B.A. in Urban Planning from the University of Windsor.

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