For Immediate Release
December 8, 2014
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Gov. Scott Announces Mike Carroll as Secretary of the Department of Children and Families
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Governor Rick Scott announced today that Mike Carroll will become Secretary of the Department of Children and Families after serving as interim Secretary since April. Over his nearly 25-year career at DCF, Secretary Carroll served in various roles including Regional Manager of DCF’s SunCoast region.
Governor Scott said, “Since April, Mike Carroll has provided strong leadership at the Department of Children and Families. With over two decades of faithful service to Florida families, I am confident he will be an excellent DCF Secretary. He brings a common sense approach to the services the agency provides and he has a passion for serving Florida’s most vulnerable children.”
Secretary Mike Carroll said, “It is an honor to be named the Secretary of the Department of Children and Families today. I am committed to our agency’s mission that every Florida child can live in a healthy and safe home. We will continue to find ways to accomplish this goal and serve Florida families better each and every day.”
Mike Carroll has more than 24 years of service with the Department of Children and Families, overseeing programs including substance abuse, mental health, family safety and adult protective services. Most recently, he served as the Regional Managing Director for the 11-county SunCoast Region which spans from Pasco to Collier County. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Boston College and is a Certified Public Manager.