BOCA RATON, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of John Tupps as Communications Director in the Governor’s Office beginning June 5th.


Governor Scott said, “John has demonstrated an incredible commitment to supporting our mission of making Florida the top destination for businesses, families and visitors. He has been a part of my administration since my first year in office and over the past six years, he has worked tirelessly to serve our state. I know John will use this experience and dedication each day to lead my communications efforts as we continue to fight for Florida jobs.”


Tupps is currently the Vice President of Government Relations for VISIT FLORIDA and previously served as deputy chief of staff at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission where he focused on conveying those organizations’ priorities to both the public and news media. Tupps previously worked in various roles in the Governor’s Press Office from 2011 to 2016, including deputy press secretary, press secretary and then deputy director of communications. Tupps also previously worked as a radio producer for South Central Radio Group in Knoxville, Tennessee. He received his bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Tennessee.


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