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New Executive Director Appointed at Brick MUA

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The Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority, BTMUA (Photo: Daniel Nee)
The Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority, BTMUA (Photo: Daniel Nee)

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.

Christopher Theodos (Photo: LinkedIn)
Christopher Theodos (Photo: LinkedIn)
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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.