After a months-long search, the commissioners of the Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority have appointed a new executive director to replace James Lacey, whose contract was not renewed after 2015.
Christopher Theodos, currently an engineer with Maser Consulting, will head the multi-town water and sewerage agency starting July 1. Theodos, praised by commissioners for an engineering background spanning more than three decades, also served as a Democratic councilman in Ocean Gate, his hometown.
“Mr. Theodos possesses a unique blend of engineering and management expertise that the Board of Commissioners feel will fit nicely with the authority’s current organizational structure,” said George Cevasco, chairman of the MUA commissioner board.
According to a copy of the resolution passed at Monday night’s MUA meeting, Theodos will receive a five year contract with the agency. His salary has yet to be decided, but Cevasco told Shorebeat it is expected to be in the range of $150,000 to $160,000. Lacey, a Republican freeholder until his resignation the same day his MUA contract ended, earned $168,604 in the post.
Theodos is a licensed professional engineer and planner with certifications in floodplain management, public works management, municipal engineering and forensic engineering. In 2014, Theodos received a Distinguished Engineering Service award from the New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers.
“The authority is excited about welcoming Mr. Theodos on board to complement our already highly-skilled and dedicated staff of professionals,” Cevasco said.