Personnel note: David Mica Jr. heads to DCF

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Mica was CEO of Volunteer Florida.

David Mica Jr. is now chief of staff at the Department of Children and Families under Secretary Chad Poppell

His new role was reflected in a DCF organizational chart that came out Monday.

Mica was most recently former Gov. Rick Scott’s pick as CEO of Volunteer Florida. He was replaced, by Gov. Ron DeSantis, with former state Rep. Clay Ingram, a Pensacola Republican.

Mica also served as chief of staff of the Florida Lottery, stepping in as interim secretary between Tom Delacenserie and current Secretary Jim Poppell.

Mica was legislative affairs director for the Department of Business and Professional Regulation and was a Gubernatorial Fellow in 2013-14.

Jim Rosica

Jim Rosica is the Tallahassee-based Senior Editor for Florida Politics. He previously was the Tampa Tribune’s statehouse reporter. Before that, he covered three legislative sessions in Florida for The Associated Press. Jim graduated from law school in 2009 after spending nearly a decade covering courts for the Tallahassee Democrat, including reporting on the 2000 presidential recount. He can be reached at [email protected].


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