Former FDEP Director Join Genesis

Tampa, FL, September 23, 2013 -- Jena Brooks, former FDEP Director of the Office of Greenways & Trails (OGT), has joined the Genesis planning, engineering and design firm as Associate Vice President in Ocala, FL.  Brooks will lead Genesis initiatives and projects involving planning, design and implementation of greenways and trails projects in Florida and the Southeastern U.S. from the firm’s new Ocala office at 233 SW 3 rd Street, Suite 1, Ocala, FL 34470.

Brooks has 20 years’ experience in state government with in-depth experience working with trails-related issues, with the Governor and Cabinet, and through the legislative process.  As the former FDEP OGT Director for 10 years, Brooks worked closely with local governments, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, FDOT, Water Management Districts, national advocacy organizations, Florida non-governmental organizations and volunteer groups to develop a statewide, unified vision and plan for trails systems in Florida.

Mark Llewellyn, CEO of Genesis Group, said “Jena brings unique expertise to our planning team, to support the ever-expanding demand for multi-use trails that enhance the quality of life wherever they are placed. We look forward to providing not only planning but the full range of our engineering and design services in Central Florida with her involvement.”  The new Ocala office is Genesis’ sixth location in Florida. Genesis has planned a wide variety of parks & recreation facilities in Florida and the Southeastern U.S. including the Withlacoochee Bay Trail, which is recognized as one of the most successful trail and recreation experiences in Central Florida.

Genesis is a Florida-based, multi-disciplined design and consulting firm that has provided planning, engineering, landscape architecture, project management  and CEI services to the public and private sectors for more than 26 years. More information about Genesis and Genesis CE&I Services is available at and .