Florida Governor Rick Scott is tapping Cissy Proctor to lead the Department of Economic Opportunity.
Proctor is stepping into the top spot at Florida’s jobs agency after a year working as chief of staff for outgoing director Jesse Panuccio. The governor’s announcement highlights Proctor’s experience in legislative affairs. That rapport will be important as lawmakers take up Scott’s $250 million Enterprise Florida proposal. In recent months Pannucio has clashed with House and Senate members who could make or break the measure.