Feb. 5, 2024
City Selects Russell Sweatt as Facilities and Fleet Management Director
Russell Sweatt has been selected as the first Facilities and Fleet Management Director for the City of Pensacola, responsible for overseeing the newly established Facilities and Fleet Management Department which provides preventative maintenance and repair services to city vehicles, buildings and equipment.
Sweatt recently served as Focus Factory Manager for Overhead Door, where he planned and directed cost effective production activities and managed the flow of materials and labor. While in the role, Sweatt directly managed six supervisors and a team of 400 employees, continuously improving operational performance.
Prior to his position with Overhead Door, Sweatt served as Senior Facilities Maintenance Manager for United Airlines at Denver International Airport. In addition to facility maintenance, he managed a budget of more than $15 million and oversaw the performance of contract services relative to facilities and employee support areas.
Sweatt earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland Global Campus. He is also a veteran of the United States Air Force.
“I am very grateful to have been selected to lead the newly created Facilities and Fleet Management Department," Sweatt said. "Maintenance is something I’ve always enjoyed and working with folks that share that same passion is very rewarding."
As Facilities and Fleet Management Director, Sweatt will work under the direction of Deputy City Administrator David Forte to organize, direct and coordinate the activities of the Facilities and Fleet Management Department.
“The creation of the new Facilities and Fleet Management Department is a major step forward for the City of Pensacola, as we look to safely maintain and operate city buildings and vehicles,” Mayor Reeves said. “Russell's facilities and operations experience will be invaluable to leading the city out of its generational deferred maintenance issue, and I look forward to having him on our team to improve the lives of Pensacola residents."