DCF Announces New Staff Appointments

For Immediate Release:
October 27, 2015

DCF Announces New Staff Appointments

TALLAHASSEE— Florida Department of Children and Families Secretary Mike Carroll announced the appointment of Michael Wickersheim as Legislative Affairs Director. Tim Parson, who served as DCF’s Legislative Affairs Director since 2013, has been appointed as the Executive Staff Director for Florida’s Drug Policy Advisory Council.

“We are excited to bring Michael on board as we head into an important legislative session. His experience will provide us with a solid foundation that will allow us to further the important work of our department – to serve those most at need,” Secretary Mike Carroll said. “Tim is a tremendous asset to the department and I look forward to continuing to work with him as he moves into his new role.”

Wickersheim most recently served as Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). He previously served as FDOT’s Legislative Specialist and Legislative Assistant to Rep. Jeff Brandes. Wickersheim has a bachelor’s degree from Troy University and master’s degree from the University of South Florida.

Both roles are effective immediately.

Contact: Michelle Glady, Press Secretary, 850-717-4450