The City of Austin has identified Darrell Alexander as the top candidate for the Building Services Officer (BSO). Mr. Alexander will begin his new duties as the BSO on June 8, 2020.
Under the direction of Deputy City Manager Nuria Rivera-Vandermyde, the BSO helps support the Government That Works for All strategic outcome and is responsible for facilities planning, custodial, carpentry, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, security, locksmith, property management, safety, project management, and mail services for city facilities.
This position will require a strategic vision to keep the organization current with changes and best practices in energy management, sustainability, and means and methods for eﬀective and eﬃcient facility operations.
“I am excited to welcome Mr. Alexander to our Management Team. His extensive experience in facility management operations makes him a valuable asset, positioned to expertly lead the City forward in it’s Building Services initiatives,” said Deputy City Manager Rivera-Vandermyde.
Mr. Alexander joins the City from Sodexo Inc., where he served in various facility management roles since 2012. Most recently, he provided leadership and guidance in facility management operations for multiple universities throughout Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Tennessee, consisting of more than 11 million square feet, 327 facilities, and 524 employees.
Prior to his time with Sodexo Inc., Mr. Alexander spent several years with Kellogg, Brown, and Root (KBR) Government Operations as a Deputy Project Manager providing Base Life Support to more than a dozen military bases in the Middle East. He was instrumental in the logistical planning and execution of the successful movement of KBR personnel and property out of Iraq. Additionally, he managed the final phase of 12 site mergers with a budget of over $800M.
Mr. Alexander is retired military and holds various certifications, including Military Advanced Leadership and Management, Program Budgeting, and Execution, Mastering Project Management, and is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. He received a Master of Public Administration from Norwich University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Edward’s University.