The Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority in central Florida last week agreed to hire interim director Max Crumit full time for $225,000 a year.

The authority board conducted a national search for a director after saying that Crumit could not apply for the job permanently. But the later board reconsidered saying Crumit had done a good job during his tenure.

Crumit also said he did not want the full-time job, and later changed his mind.

The authority hired Crumit as an interim executive director in December, though he was working for a consulting firm that had contracts with the agency at the time.

Crumit, a civil engineer, was senior vice president for Jacksonville-based RS&H, which is affiliated with Reynolds, Smith and Hills CS Inc.

Crumit replaced Mike Snyder, who was forced to resign the post after Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, an Expressway Authority board member, blamed Snyder for the agency’s heavy exposure to variable-rate debt.

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