Bryan Griffin returns to Governor’s Office as Communications Director
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Bryan Griffin
Griffin rejoins the Governor's team after a stint in his now-defunct presidential campaign.

Bryan Griffin, who left the Gov. Ron DeSantis administration in May 2023 to work on DeSantis’ campaign for President, will be returning to the Governor’s Office.

Griffin will move into the job of Communications Director for DeSantis starting next Monday.

Jason Mahon, who had been Communications Director since the departure of Taryn Fenske last Summer, is taking the position of Deputy Secretary for Economic Development at FloridaCommerce.

Griffin joined the DeSantis administration in March 2022 as Deputy Press Secretary before eventually taking over the full Press Secretary role. He departed the Governor’s Office last year to become Press Secretary for the presidential campaign.

But the campaign floundered and DeSantis was unable to gain traction against former President Donald Trump. DeSantis came in a distant second in the Iowa caucuses and ended his campaign for President days before the New Hampshire Primary.

Griffin’s LinkedIn profile shows he has a law degree from the University of Florida and has been a member of the Florida Bar since 2013.

Griffin is not the only senior aide of DeSantis to rotate back to the Governor’s Office. James Uthmeier stepped away from his position as Chief of Staff last August to become Campaign Manager for DeSantis amid a reshuffling of campaign leadership. Uthmeier returned to the Chief of Staff position last month.

POLITICO Florida first reported Griffin’s return.

Staff Reports


  • I heard it through the grapevine

    February 15, 2024 at 10:59 am

    Wasn’t there an edict from the plaza level, champaign staff that were former state staff had to come back and stay for at least a year?

    Something about optics…

    Or at least it was in the twitterverse grapevine…

  • Citizen

    February 15, 2024 at 11:47 am

    Now he can get back to railing against trans folks and books. He’s an absolute waste of air.

  • Dont Say FLA

    February 15, 2024 at 11:57 am

    Why is Rhonda hiring people from the absolute worst political campaign anyone alive today has ever seen?

    People from the Rhonda campaign, including Rhonda, should be asking if you’d like fries with that. And then they should be fired for asking that in various, sundry wrong ways.

  • Twinkle Twink El

    February 15, 2024 at 11:59 am

    Looks like Ron must be into Twinks.

    It makes sense: Ron could probably be a Top Gov with a really short Twink.

  • PeterH

    February 15, 2024 at 12:06 pm

    …’s commonly called rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic!

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