County Manager's Biography
Leo E. Ochs, Jr. was appointed Collier County Manager on September 29, 2009 Leo is a 30-year veteran of local government management. He was hired by Collier County government in 1986 after serving for eight years in various positions with the city government of Joliet, Illinois.
For Collier County, Leo has served as personnel director and administrative services administrator responsible for human resources, budget, procurement, information technology, facilities management and emergency services. In 2000, he was appointed to direct the county’s Public Services Division responsible for parks, libraries, social and veterans’ services, museums, and domestic animal services. In 2001, Leo was named assistant county manager and shortly thereafter appointed deputy county manager where he served until 2009.
Leo obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from Illinois Benedictine University and earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Northern Illinois University. His professional affiliations include both the International and Florida City and County Management Associations.
Leo has been an active member of the community. He is a former board member and past President of the United Way of Collier County. He served on the Board of Directors of the Collier County Education Foundation and is a 1999 graduate of the Leadership Collier program sponsored by the Greater Naples Area Chamber of Commerce. Leo also serves on the College of Business and Public Administration Advisory Board at Hodges University and is a past director on the Leadership Collier Foundation Board.
Mr. Ochs and his wife Debi reside in North Naples. His daughter, Christine, is a school teacher in the Collier County School District, son Kevin resides in New Orleans and son Matt is a Civil Engineer working in Southwest Florida.
Mary-Jo Brock, Executive Secretary to the County Manager
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