Department of Children and Families Names Communications Director

For Immediate Release:
October 8, 2015

Department of Children and Families Names Communications Director

TALLAHASSEE— Florida Department of Children and Families Secretary Mike Carroll today announced the appointment of Jessica Sims as Communications Director.

“We are excited to bring Jessica on board to lead the statewide efforts of collaboration, partnership and prevention with our community and media partners,” Secretary Mike Carroll said. “Our mission to protect the most vulnerable requires a solid line of communication, and Jessica’s nearly eight years of service with the state demonstrates her dedication and skill in making that happen.”

Sims most recently served as Press Secretary for the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity as the primary spokesperson for television, radio and print media. She has also served as the public information specialist for the Florida Division of Emergency Management and the information director for the Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service.

Sims has a bachelor’s degree in sociology and political science from Florida State University. She will begin her new role on Monday, October 12.

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