Incoming Gov. Ron DeSantis announced he will promote Richard Prudom, currently the deputy secretary of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, to serve as secretary.
DeSantis announced the promotion on Thursday.
“Richard Prudom is a proven and dedicated public servant with extensive leadership experience within Florida’s government and I am pleased to announce he will continue his service to our state as Secretary of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. I have full confidence that Richard will continue to work tirelessly to ensure Florida’s elders remain healthy, safe and independent,” said DeSantis.
“Richard 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 lead several vital initiatives,” DeSantis’ office noted. “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 advised 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.”
DeSantis will be sworn in next month.