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Seneca will have a new county manager by end of 2023: Kyle Lovell picked by supervisors

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The Seneca County Board of Supervisors has approved the appointment of Kyle Lovell as the forthcoming County Manager. Starting on June 28th, Lovell will initially serve as the Deputy County Manager for over five months, succeeding Mitch Rowe upon his retirement.


Lovell’s appointment marks the end of an extensive nationwide search involving seventeen candidates.

Lovell, a retired Senior Operations Manager in the U.S. Air Force, has had a distinguished career in aiding the standup of multiple F-35 flying operations across the globe.

A veteran of Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, Lovell has also participated in several overseas tours in support of the Global War on Terror campaign.

He brings an impressive educational background, holding degrees from Wayland Baptist University and Liberty University, an executive master’s degree from Syracuse University, and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

Expressing gratitude for the support and vote of confidence, Lovell stated, “I am absolutely humbled, and extremely grateful… I look forward to embracing the challenges and diving into this incredible opportunity…” Chairman Mike Enslow acknowledged Lovell’s service to the country and affirmed his suitability for local public service, additionally expressing gratitude towards the outgoing County Manager, Mitch Rowe, for his years of service and support in ensuring a smooth transition.