TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – CFO Jimmy Patronis today announced that Scott Fennell has joined the Department of Financial Services as Deputy Chief Financial Officer over operations. In this capacity, Fennell will oversee the State of Florida’s accounting and auditing responsibilities, as well as the Department’s $299 million-dollar budget. Fennell most recently served as Chief Operating Officer at Enterprise Florida, Inc.
CFO Patronis said, “Scott brings years of experience in managing multi-million dollar budgets to our Department, as well as vast knowledge of state government and the legislative process, making him a valued addition to our team. His skill set will undoubtedly help carry our agency into the future on solid financial footing.”
Fennell joins the Department following nearly nine months of service as Enterprise Florida’s Chief Operating Officer, where he was responsible for leading the agency’s organizational and financial operations. Before joining Enterprise Florida, he spent four years at Career Source Florida, Inc., where he served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. In that role, Fennell was responsible for the success of Florida’s 24 local workforce boards, as well as the agency’s $300 million-dollar budget.
Positions with the Florida Auditor General, the Executive Office of the Governor, and the Florida House of Representatives round out Fennell’s extensive work history.
His first day on the job was Monday, September 25.