Contact: Sterling Ivey
October 5, 2012
Commissioner Putnam Announces Deputy Commissioner
Dr. Lisa Conti Appointed as Deputy Commissioner and Chief Science Officer
Tallahassee, FL – Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam announced today the appointment of Dr. Lisa Conti as deputy commissioner and chief science officer for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Conti fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Dr. Marion Aller earlier this year.
“Dr. Conti has over 23 years of service to the state of Florida and will provide invaluable expertise to the consumers our agency serves,” said Commissioner Putnam. “Dr. Conti is a recognized leader in areas of public health and she will lead our food safety and testing efforts with the same commitment and dedication she has demonstrated throughout her impressive career.”
Conti most recently worked with Global One Health Solutions advocating clinical and educational services focused on improving human, veterinary and environmental health. She has held multiple leadership positions at the Florida Department of Health, including serving as the division director of Environmental Health and as a State Public Health Veterinarian. Dr. Conti holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Miami, a master’s degree in public health from the University of South Florida and a doctorate degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Florida. Conti’s appointment is effective October 12, 2012.
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