Department Economic Opportunity (DEO)
Cissy Proctor was appointed by Gov. Rick Scott as the Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity in January 2016. Director Proctor is focused on ensuring that Florida remains the top state in the nation for job creation by continued efforts to diversify Florida’s economy through partnerships across economic, workforce and community development.
She believes that by working to recruit new businesses to our state, supporting the growth of existing businesses and making investments in strong workforce development and infrastructure, we will ensure that Florida continues to lead the way.
She has built relationships with businesses, elected officials and policy experts across the country to ensure the department is effectively serving businesses, communities and individuals so that Florida remains the best place to live, learn, play, work and do business.
Before joining the department in 2013, 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.