Program Director Announcement

The Florida State Parks Foundation is happy to announce that Tom Linley joined our team as our new Program Director June 1st.  Tom brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that is a great fit for this position.

Tom served 26 years with the Florida Park Service mostly in management positions first as Assistant Park Manager at Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park and Wekiwa Springs, then as Park Manager at St. Lucie Inlet and Homosassa Springs, and finally as Program Administrator in the Director’s Office. He served 9 years with Volunteer Florida as Chief of Staff, Director of Emergency Management and Volunteer Services. Tom is the principal of TomStar Services which provides information technology and web-based services, training, and association management services to small businesses and non-profit organizations.

Tom’s Florida State Park, volunteer management and non-profit experience will be an asset to the Foundation and to Citizen Support Organizations (CSOs.)  In his Program Director role, he will be responsible for managing and growing the Foundation’s programs: supporting CSOs, Learning in Florida’s Environment (LIFE), the Access for All Campaign, the Yellow Bus Program, and supporting the Foundation’s membership and communication efforts.

Tom retired from the State of Florida in 2016 and took some time off to travel and see the US and Canada with his wife, Stacie.  With some 40,000 miles traveled while visiting 37 states and 9 provinces Tom is ready to settle back down and get back to work.  We are excited to have him join the Florida State Park Foundation team in this important leadership role.

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