Dan Biles started as Pasco County Administrator on May 1, 2017 (population 500,000).
Dan brings a wealth of local government and military experience to Pasco County. He served as Deputy County Manager for Infrastructure in Jefferson County, Birmingham, Alabama (population 659,500) from 2014 to 2017 and worked for the City of Corpus Christi, Texas (population 316,400) from 2010 to 2014.
Dan’s extensive military career includes a post with the 248th Civil Engineering Flight, ANG, in Camp Murray, Washington where he was Commander from 2012 to 2015 and Vice Commander from 2008 to 2012.
Dan has more than 30 years of leadership experience, guiding a wide spectrum of military, private business and local government teams. At each step along the way, his teams have been consistently recognized as the best in their respective organizations and regions – even winning national “best of the best” awards.
During his time in the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University Dan earned Bachelor and Master degrees in Civil Engineering. He earned his Master of Science in 1994 and he earned his Bachelor of Science in 1990 – both from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.
The U.S. Air Force commissioned Dan, sending him to Luke Air Force Base in Phoenix, Arizona, then on to Andersen AFB in Guam, and finally to Malmstrom AFB in Great Falls, Montana.
Dan retired from the Washington Air National Guard after commanding three separate units and reaching the rank of Colonel.
Following active duty, Dan spent the next 10 years working as a consulting civil engineer and land developer in the south Puget Sound region of Washington State.
Having tired of the long, wet winters, he was hired to lead the civil engineering group for one of the fastest-growing engineering firms in the nation in Corpus Christi, Texas. A couple of years later, he began his local government career with the City of Corpus Christi – holding several leadership positions in his four years there before being hired as the first Deputy County Manager over Infrastructure for Jefferson County, Alabama in 2014.
Dan is married, he and his wife Mandy are the proud parents of four children and grandparents of one grandchild.