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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Secretary's Office
Chief of Staff

Stacy Arias, Chief of Staff
Steven Fielder
Chief of Staff
(850) 488-7480

The Chief of Staff's areas of responsibility include Administration (Procurement/Contract), Communications, Inmate Grievance Appeals, Research and Data Analysis, Human Resources, Legislative Affairs, and Community Relations. This position also assists the Secretary in supervising activities of the Department's executive staff and acts on behalf of the Secretary in her absence.

  • The Chief of Staff assists the Secretary in the formulation and implementation of her priorities through legislation, the budgetary process, and leadership of departmental employees.

  • The Chief of Staff serves as the liaison and primary advisor to the Secretary on internal and external policy matters.

  • The Chief of Staff has a leadership role in setting the agenda for the agency and ensuring the agency continually meets its mission.

For additional information see the agency organization chart, directory and contact information.

Organizational Chart for the Chief Deputy Secretary Research and Data, Chief David Ensley Chief of Personnel, Gail Thompson Chief of Budget & Management Evaluation Mark Tallent Chief of Finance & Accounting Mike Deariso Director of Human Resources Brett Shively Legislative Affairs, Director Jared Torres Office of Communications Interim Director Alberto Moscoso Administration, Vacant Administration - Chief of Staff Steven Fielder

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