Movers and Shakers

Danny Burgess Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs executive director Danny Burgess submitted his resignation as secretary, effective June 18th. Burgess is now running to fill Senator Tom Lee’s senate seat. Burgess, a former Zephyrhills mayor, served as a Republican in the Florida House from 2014 until his appointment to lead the Department of Veterans’ Affairs in 2018.

Savanna Christy Appointed executive director of Keep Florida Beautiful by their board of directors was Savanna Christy. Christy previously worked at the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Disney World Josh D’Amaro was promoted to chair of Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products and Jeff Vahle was named president of Walt Disney World Resorts.

Florida Department of Transportation FDOT general counsel Erik Fenniman resigned June 18th after an inspector general’s investigation revealed forged signatures on official documents.

Florida Supervisors of Elections Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Craig Latimer was selected president of the member association, representing all 67 county supervisors of elections.

Thomas Frazer Appointed as dean of the University of South Florida’s College of Marine Science was Thomas Frazer. Frazer will continue in his role as Florida’s chief science officer and the college’s ongoing efforts to reduce blue-green algae.