On Thursday afternoon, Governor Rick Scott appointed Cissy Proctor as the Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Her appointment is effective January 9, 2016.
“Cissy has been a great member of the DEO team and has accomplished a lot during her time at the agency. She has a strong background in legislative affairs, and I know she will be a great partner with the Florida Legislature to continue to diversify our economy.” said Scott “Her great work to support job growth for Florida families is a strong testament to the work she will do as Executive Director. She will provide leadership and help make Florida first for jobs.”
DEO assists the Governor in advancing Florida’s economy by championing the state’s economic development vision and programs. Proctor has been with DEO since 2013 and has been it’s Chief of Staff since January 2015. She replaces Jesse Panuccio, who announced his resignation earlier this month.