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Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Media Advisory
January 25, 2013
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Timothy Cannon Appointed to Deputy Secretary
at the Department of Corrections

~Cannon brings 23 years of experience, working his way up the ranks where he started as a Correctional Officer~

TALLAHASSEE- Florida Department of Corrections’ Secretary Mike Crews announced today the appointment of Timothy H. Cannon to Deputy Secretary of Operations for the Department. Cannon brings over 23 years of corrections experience to this role and has risen through the ranks of the Department, where he started as a Correctional Officer in 1989.

As Deputy Secretary, Cannon will be responsible for managing daily operational issues and working with executive leadership to implement policy initiatives to enhance overall operations while ensuring that the Department continually meets its mission. 

“This is a great day for the Department,” said Secretary Mike Crews. “We are fortunate to have so many dedicated staff and great leadership in our Agency and it is an honor to be able to promote someone with Deputy Secretary Cannon’s knowledge and operational experience in the Department. He has a genuine concern for employees and I am confident that he will continue to lead with the same integrity, passion and commitment that has been so evident throughout his career.”

Cannon has a proven track record of reaching across traditional boundaries to develop consensus and enhance partnerships to facilitate the overall mission of the Department.

“God has richly blessed me in my life; I am humbled and honored to serve the staff of this great Agency.  Our successes are directly attributed to the contributions of our dedicated, hard working staff – I appreciate each of them and look forward to working for them,“ Deputy Secretary Cannon stated. 

*Linked: Headshot of Timothy Cannon


As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs more than 25,000 members statewide, oversees more than 100,000 inmates and supervises nearly 120,000 offenders in the community.

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