On Wednesday, Enterprise Florida announced the hiring of Chris Hart as their new President and CEO. The news came at the EFI’s Board of Directors meeting in Miramar beach. Hart will begin on January 3rd.
“Chris has hands on experience building a business, growing a company and making sure families have opportunities to live the American Dream.” said Florida Governor Rick Scott, who was on hand for the meeting “He also understands the incredible impact a job can have on a family and the need for EFI to make job creation the number one priority. As President and CEO, I know Chris will immediately get to work to return EFI back to its core mission of creating jobs.”
Hart most recently served as President & CEO of CareerSource Florida, the nonprofit, public-private organization charged with policy-setting and oversight of Florida’s workforce system. He succeeds Bill Johnson who stepped down in March.
The news comes as the state continues to create jobs, with the highest rate of growth happening here in Orlando in the area’s of tourism and hospitality. EFI will likely continue to grow those areas as well as diversify growth in different industries in the months to come.
“I am excited to be a part of the EFI team, working for a Board that has a great understanding of the mission of this organization,” said Hart. “My goal is to continue driving Enterprise Florida toward making our state the leading economy and number one location for job creation in the nation.”