Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet today unanimously appointed Jim Zingale, PhD, to serve as the Executive Director of the Florida Department of Revenue.
“I am happy my fellow cabinet members share my confidence in Jim to lead the Department of Revenue and I thank them in appointing him,” said Governor DeSantis. “Jim’s knowledge and experience at the department make him uniquely qualified for this position and his innovative ideas for modernization will bring needed changes for the future of our state.”
Dr. Zingale most recently served as the Research Director of the Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida and was also a consultant with Capitol Hill Group and Deloitte. Prior to these positions, he served in various state government roles, including Interim Executive Director of the Florida Agency for Enterprise Information Technology. He has previously served at the Department of Revenue, where he was the Executive Director for seven years and Deputy Director for nine years. Dr. Zingale received a Doctor of Philosophy and Economics from Florida State University, a Master of Arts in Economics from Bowling Green State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University.