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Governor Names New Jobs Czar

Department of Economic Opportunity Chief Cissy Proctor
State of Florida

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.

Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.