Foss Waterway Development Authority names new executive director

The Foss Waterway Development Authority has named Norm Gollub, former coordinator of downtown economic development in Sarasota, Florida, as executive director to replace Su Dowie, who is retiring.

A selection committee has been working for at least four months to find a qualified successor, Dowie said Tuesday.

Following initial interviews and review, the committee offered the public a chance to meet the top candidates, she said. Some 30 candidates applied for the position.

Gollub, Dowie said, “has a real depth of experience. I think he’s going to be a real good fit for the community.”

Priorities as Gollub begins will include the completion of agreements concerning the $85 million Presbyterian Retirement Communities Northwest project as well as completing negotiations related to the Foss Harbor Marina project.

Also, Dowie said, Gollub will oversee general fundraising for a capital campaign that will center on two parks projected along the Foss.

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