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Julie L. Jones, Secretary

August 2, 2016
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Florida Department of Corrections Names New Chief of Staff

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) today announced the appointment of Steven Fielder as Chief of Staff, effective Friday, August 19. Steven comes to FDC from the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle (DHSMV), where he served as Director of Administrative Services.

Secretary Julie Jones said, “We are excited to bring Steven onboard the FDC Leadership team. I have known and worked with him for many years and am confident his skills are an excellent fit for our organization. His experience in legislative and administrative leadership will be a tremendous asset as he serves as Chief of Staff for our Department.”

Fielder has been with DHSMV since 1992, serving in various roles during his more than 20-year career with that agency. Most recently, he served as the Division Director of Administrative Services, where he provided oversight to three bureaus and was a member of the Executive Leadership Team. Prior positions at DHSMV included Chief Administrative Officer and Legislative and Cabinet Affairs Administrator.

Fielder received a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University.

FDC’s Chief of Staff's areas of responsibility consist of Administration (Procurement/Contract), Communications, Inmate Grievance Appeals, Research and Data Analysis, Human Resources, Legislative Affairs and Community Relations.

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As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 99,000 inmates and supervises nearly 140,000 offenders in the community.

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