CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced Secretary Chad Poppell’s resignation from the Florida Department of Management Services (DMS), which will be effective on March 31, 2017. He has served in this role since 2014. An Interim Secretary will be announced in the coming days.

Governor Scott said, “Chad Poppell has done an outstanding job as Secretary of DMS and I want to thank him for his hard work to improve efficiency and foster innovation in state government. Under his leadership, Florida has remained a leader in government efficiency and provided the critical support to our state agencies to ensure Florida families and businesses receive the services and support they need. Chad has been a valued member of my team since 2013 and I am proud of the great work he has done for Florida families. I wish Chad and his family the very best in their future endeavors.”

Prior to his appointment as Secretary, Chad Poppell served as the Chief of Staff for the Department of Economic Opportunity. From 2011-2013, he worked as the Director of Employee Services at JEA, a municipally owned electric, water, and sewer provider in Jacksonville. Prior to that, he was appointed by Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton as the Chief of Human Resources for the City of Jacksonville. Poppell received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Valdosta State University.

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