DeSantis Appoints Richard Prudom Secretary of Elder Affairs
Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis announced Thursday he has appointed Richard Prudom to serve as secretary of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. A long-standing deputy secretary of the department, Prudom will lead the agency beginning in January, as the DeSantis-Nuñez Administration takes office.
Prudom has served as deputy secretary and chief of staff for the Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) since 2011. He worked closely with the 11 area Agencies on Aging and has led several vital initiatives.
Before serving at DOEA, Prudom worked as the director of financial management for the Department of Corrections, where he managed the $2.3 billion operating budget and over 400 contracts of the department. Prior to this role, Prudom served the Department of Corrections as chief of staff, where he helped advise the secretary on a number of internal and external policy matters while working to set the agenda for the agency and ensured that its mission was met.
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