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Personnel note: Jennifer Meale Poggie joins AIA Florida

She starts next week.

Jennifer Meale Poggie landed a new a new job at the Florida branch of the American Institute of Architects.

Poggie will serve as communications director for AIA Florida, which bills itself as “a united association of architects shaping Florida’s future through advocacy, leadership, and architectural excellence.”

The new role will see her help the organization promote talented architects in Florida and the Caribbean. She reports for duty next week.

Poggie has held several top-level communications jobs in state government, most recently serving as Communications Director at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

She got her start as a public information specialist for the Leon County Board of County Commissioners before moving up to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

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After nearly a year in the position she moved to the Governor’s office, working as the acting press secretary under former Gov. Rick Scott.

She went on to serve as communications director under former Attorney General Pam Bondi before taking the FDACS job in early 2015 and left the position in February of last year.

Poggie is an alumna of Brown University, where she earned degrees in English and Visual Arts. She lives in Tallahassee.

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Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for Florida Politics. He is a former editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and business correspondent at The Hollywood Reporter. Wilson, a University of Florida alumnus, covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools and The Florida Current prior to joining Florida Politics.

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