Mr. Whitten joins the City of Cocoa with over 30 years of public sector experience, most recently with Eastern Florida State College as the Vice President for Facilities and Special Projects. Additionally, Mr. Whitten spent 23 years employed with Brevard County Government holding several positions ranging from Assistant to the County Manager, Management Services Department Director, Assistant County Manager, Deputy County Manager, Interim County Manager and ultimately County Manager from 2014 to 2017.
Prior to Brevard County, he previously worked for Broward County as both a Budget Analyst and a Policy Analyst. He also interned for both the City of Gainesville and Alachua County Governments.
Mr. Whitten is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts Degree in Political Science with a concentration in Public Administration. He also has an MBA from Georgia Southern University.
Mr. Whitten has been active in the community by serving on the Crosswinds Youth Services, CareerSource Brevard, and Brevard Family Partnership Boards.