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Ballard Partners adds former DJJ secretary to firm



Former Department of Juvenile Justice Secretary Wansley Walters is joining Ballard Partners, the lobbying firm announced Wednesday.

Walters will focus on youth and justice issues.

"Wansley is a highly-respected voice in Florida government and she's a proven leader with a track record of success," President Brian Ballard said in a statement. "We are excited to bring her level of expertise and knowledge to our clients and their issues."

Walters served as Department of Juvenile Justice secretary from 2011 until her retirement from state government in 2014. Before that, she was director of the Miami-Dade County Juvenile Services Department for 14 years.

"It is an honor to join one of the most prestigious governmental affairs firms in Florida," Walters said in a statement. "I have been an advocate for Florida's children and families my entire career and I look forward to continuing that work with Brian, his team and the clients at Ballard Partners."

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 10:08am]


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