Executive Director, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Cissy Proctor was appointed by Gov. Rick Scott as the Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity in January 2016. In her almost four years with the department, she has served as Chief of Staff, Director of the Division of Strategic Business Development, and Deputy Legislative Affairs Director.
Director Proctor is focused on promoting Florida’s competitive business environment through collaboration and partnerships across economic, workforce, and community development. These partnerships have helped generate economic prosperity for communities and cities across Florida. She has built relationships with Legislators, the business community, and policy experts across the country to ensure the department is effectively serving businesses, communities, and individuals so that Florida is the best place to live, learn, play, work and do business.
Before joining the department, Director Proctor practiced law with the Tallahassee-based firm Bryant Miller Olive, PA. She received her J.D. magna cum laude from the Florida State University College of Law and her bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from Florida State University.