In the Departure Lounge: Erin Choy, Don DeLoach, Sara Clements and more

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Summertime often sees a flurry of personnel moves in the world of government and politics. Continuing this occasional series, we update you on who’s in the Departure Lounge.

First up is the tech-savvy Erin Choy, who is no longer with National Strategies LLC where she lobbied for, among others, Adobe. Choy is now the external affairs manager for the Florida Agency for State Technology.

Veteran communications and technology pro Don DeLoach‘s last day at One Eighty Consulting was Aug. 12. The former chief information officer for the city of Tallahassee  has launched his own business, DDGov Consulting LLC.

As we previously reported, Jessica Baker has left Ballard Partners to go in-house with Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry.

Sara Clements, recognized by SaintPetersBlog in 2014 as a 30-under-30 Rising Star, has moved from the Foundation for Florida’s Future to Step Up For Students.

Up-and-coming lobbying Joe Salzverg is no longer with Meenan PA. As first reported by Florida Politics, Salzverg is joining Capitol Insight, the Tallahassee-based government relations and political consulting firm headed by former House Speakers Dean Cannon and Larry Cretul.

Of course, the biggest name currently in the Departure Lounge is Cynthia O’Connell, who stepped down Friday as Secretary of the Florida Lottery.

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