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Chief of Staff

Ryan West

Department of
Financial Services
PL 11, The Capitol,
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0301

200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0301
(850) 413-4900
Fax:(850) 413-2950

Office of the Chief of Staff

The Chief of Staff supports the CFO’s strategic initiatives, personnel management, internal/external communications and special projects. The Chief of Staff also serves as the Executive Sponsor for the Department’s Planning, Accounting, and Ledger Management System (PALM).

For more information on the respective duties and activities of the multiple divisions and offices overseen by the Chief of Staff, click on any of the divisions or offices listed below.

Chief of Staff

Ryan West

Office of Cabinet Affairs
Office of Legislative Affairs
Office of Information Technology
Office of Internal Affairs & Appointments


Deputy CFO over Operations Scott Fennell

Division of Accounting & Auditing
Division of Administration
Office of Finance and Budget
Division of Treasury
Division of Unclaimed Property

Deputy CFO over Law Enforcement Jay Etheridge

Division of Investigative and Forensic Services
Division of State Fire Marshal
Division of Public Assistance Fraud
Division of Workers' Compensation
Division of Funeral, Cemetery, & Consumer Services

Deputy CFO over Communications and External Affairs Anna Alexopoulos Farrar

Office of Communications
Office of External Affairs and Open Government
Office of Policy and Strategic Initiatives
Division of Agent and Agency Services
Division of Consumer Services

General Counsel - Peter Penrod

Office of the General Counsel
Division of Rehabilitation & Liquidation
Division of Risk Management

Contact Us

Location: PL 11, The Capitol, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0301
Mailing Address: 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0301
Telephone: (850) 413-4900 | Fax: (850) 413-2950
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