Wiregrass Ranch names COO

Scott Sheridan is a familiar face at Wiregrass Ranch.

As senior vice president of King Engineering Associates Inc., he has been involved from the start in the master-planned community’s development. Since 2004, he has taken on various roles with the planning, engineering and permitting of the project.

Sheridan now is putting on a new hat for the Wiregrass Ranch development company Locust Branch LLC.

Scott Sheridan is the new chief operating officer for Locust Branch LLC, the development company for Wiregrass Ranch.

Courtesy of Locust Branch LLC                           Scott Sheridan is the new chief operating officer for Locust Branch LLC, the development company for Wiregrass Ranch.

He is the company’s first chief operating officer, according to a news release from the development company.

His goals as chief operating officer will be to oversee the upcoming growth at Wiregrass Ranch, as it moves into a new phase of development.

“Under (Scott’s) leadership and expertise, we are confident that Wiregrass Ranch will thrive as the region’s premier master-planned development,” Bill Porter, president of Wiregrass Ranch, said in the release.

The construction of the satellite campus of Raymond James Financial is among the future projects in the development of regional impact.

The financial services company closed on a land deal in September to buy 65 acres of ranch property from the Porter family.

The Fortune 500 financial giant could build as much as 1 million square feet of offices near State Road 56 at Mansfield Boulevard, and bring hundreds of jobs to Pasco County.

Wiregrass Ranch is a 5,100-acre mixed-use community in the Wesley Chapel area. It is home to The Shops at Wiregrass, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, Florida Medical Clinic, North Tampa Behavioral Health and the Porter Campus of the Pasco Hernando State College.

Sheridan is a Florida registered landscape architect and an active member of the Urban Land Institute, a nonprofit research and education organization. ULI provides a forum for more than 40,000 members in the real estate and land use professions.

Sheridan shares his expertise with the ULI’s statewide Urban Development and Mixed Use Council.

In 2014, Governor Rick Scott appointed him to the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council for Hillsborough County.

Sheridan has a bachelor of science degree in urban and regional planning from Cook College at Rutgers University.

He worked for more than five years at Heidt Design as a landscape architect. He later worked in the land planning department at King Engineering for more than 14 years, and was a member of the board of directors.

Published Oct. 19, 2016


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