Adam Putnam names staff appointments for ag office
Agriculture Commissioner-Elect Adam Putnam today announced some staff appointments. He tapped Mike Joyner as assistant commissioner and chief of staff. Joyner is a lobbyist whose clients in the last legislative session included the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, the Florida Land Council and Progress Energy. He also previously worked for the Department of Environmental Protection, the Florida Farm Bureau and the Florida Forestry Association. Putnam named department veterans Marion Aller, Shannon Shepp and Jay Levenstein as deputy commissioners. Also of note: Putnam selected Sterlng Ivey, who was Gov. Crist's press secretary, as the department's press secretary. See the complete listing of appointees in the link below.