Steve Carnell has been a resident of Collier County and employed with Collier County Government since 1985. He is presently serving as the head of the Public Services Department for the Board of County Commissioners agency. For 25 years before that, he served as the director of the County’s Purchasing Department. Prior to that time, Steve worked as a budget analyst for Collier County; a contract and grants administrator with the City of Gainesville and a news reporter in Gainesville and Vero Beach.
Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Florida. He is a Certified Public Manager through the Florida Certified Public Manager program at the Florida State University.