With the resignation of Lake EMS’ Executive Director, Jim Judge, the Lake EMS Board of Directors announced yesterday that Jerry Smith, Lake County’s Emergency Management Division Manager, would begin serving immediately as Executive Director in an interim capacity. Smith will be responsible for the day-to-day oversight of Lake EMS, including administration, communications, financial management and operations. “This was a good fit for the organization, because Jerry has both the management skills and experience working at EMS,” said Commissioner Welton Cadwell, Chairman of the Lake EMS Board of Directors. “I’m confident that he can oversee the organization during this leadership transition.”
Smith received his Bachelor’s in Organizational Management from Warner Southern College, and in addition to his new role, he currently serves in the United States Air Force Reserve – 920th Reserve Wing. He also recently served as President of the Florida Emergency Preparedness Association.