Company Florida begins search for new leader

Company Florida, the state’s organization-recruitment company, is enterprise a 90-working day countrywide research for a new president, a placement typically appointed by the governor.

The Enterprise Florida Board of Directors on Wednesday also formally named Marc Adler, the agency’s deputy secretary of commerce, as interim leader.

Adler has been at the helm since Jamal Sowell stepped down as president and CEO in October to put together for specialised teaching with the U.S. Navy Reserve.

Adler said he seen the 90-working day appointment as more than a “caretaker” function.

“I know that to keep rate with our governor, and the shared knowledge of this board, we have no time to pause, because time is continually functioning versus us,” Adler stated. “On behalf of the professional staff of Enterprise Florida, I pledge to you that we are heading into the new year with energy and a apparent consequence we want to manufacture in this state. We want to double down on financial diversification and innovation. We want to empower rural Florida. We want to guidance compact- and minority-owned firms. We want to grow our export prospects for Florida. We want to inform Florida’s story of wide-primarily based economic liberty.”

Sowell was the Port Tampa Bay main of workers in December 2018 when tapped by DeSantis to operate Organization Florida.

The Business Florida Executive Committee in a Nov. 12 conference call quickly gave Adler, the senior employees member at the company, authority to sign contracts, a responsibility limited to the president.