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DeSantis names new Secretary of Elder Affairs

By: - December 21, 2018 2:05 pm

Governor-elect Ron DeSantis has appointed Richard Prudom as Secretary of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs

It’s a promotion for Prudom – he’s been Deputy Secretary and Chief of Staff for the Department of Elder Affairs since 2011.

Before serving at Elder Affairs, Prudom worked as the Director of Financial Management for the Department of Corrections and Chief of Staff at the Department of Corrections.

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Julie Hauserman
Julie Hauserman

Julie Hauserman has been writing about Florida for more than 30 years. She is a former Capitol bureau reporter for the St. Petersburg (Tampa Bay) Times, and reported for The Stuart News and the Tallahassee Democrat. She was a national commentator for National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition Sunday and The Splendid Table . She has won many awards, including two nominations for the Pulitzer Prize. Her work is featured in several Florida anthologies, including The Wild Heart of Florida , The Book of the Everglades , and Between Two Rivers . Her new book is Drawn to The Deep, a University Press of Florida biography of Florida cave diver and National Geographic explorer Wes Skiles.