Bill Lindner

I was born in Savannah Georgia in 1949 and grew up in Atlanta. I attended the University of Tennessee starting in Fall 1967 then, in 1969, transferred to the University of Florida and graduated with a BS in Architecture in 1972. After graduation, I took my first job with an Architectural firm in Sarasota Florida and became a registered Architect in 1973. I became a partner in Tichenor and Lindner Architects in Sarasota in 1975. I practiced Architecture, became a residential contractor and developer (residential, professional offices and a small hotel) living in Sarasota from 1975 until 1991. I moved to Tallahassee at the request of Governor Lawton Chiles to serve in State Government. My first position was head of IT in the Governors office, then as the Deputy Chief of Staff for the Governor. Over the last 6 years of the administration, I served as the Secretary of the Department of Management Services. Then, in 1998, I left State Government and became the Director of Professional Development for Florida State University. I also did IT and “High Performance Workplace” consulting work in Atlanta for BellSouth (now AT&T) between 1998 and 2003. Then, between 2004 and 2007, I was a managing partner of an LLC developing a coastal resort project, Pirates Landing, located in Florida’s Panhandle. I am currently the Director of the Center for Academic and Professional Development at Florida State. Below are links to additional details of my work experience.

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