Kevin Knutson joined the GSM Advisory Board in 2021! He serves as an assistant county administrator for Pinellas County, Florida, where he directs communications, the office of management and budget, administrative services, economic development, Visit St. Pete-Clearwater, and the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport.
Before that, he was the vice president of planning and performance solutions for the govtech firm Envisio, where he helped local governments implement strategy and communicate performance. From 2012 to 2018, he was the regional vice president for Management Partners, a local government consulting firm.
Kevin has more than twenty years of experience in local government, including ten years in strategic planning, budget, performance measurement, and process improvement and six years in community relations, communications, and citizen engagement. He is recognized as a national expert in local government performance management, long-term financial planning, and strategic communications. He was part of a team that implemented quality management practices in Coral Springs that led to the City being the first local government to earn the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
Kevin served as interim city manager, assistant city manager, and director of community relations in Reno, Nevada; and as director of communications and marketing and budget and strategic planning manager for Coral Springs, Florida.
He is a recognized as a Credentialed manager by ICMA, was named the City-County Communications and Marketing Association’s 2011 Communicator of the Year, and was #25 on ELGL's 2020 Traeger Award list of local government influencers.
You can connect with him on Twitter @KevinKnutson or LinkedIn.