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After a week of neither much moving nor shaking to report, our weekly personnel roundup is back.

Anthony Bonna, one of Gov. Rick Scott's campaign workers-turned-legislative affairs directors, is moving on from the public sector to a political communications firm. Bonna, a Georgetown University graduate, took the legislative affairs position at the Department of State but moved to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation for a senior financial management analyst gig a month later. Monday was his first day at his new job: an account executive at Harris Media in Tallahassee. He'll join Allison Guimard, Scott's daughter, who is vice president of marketing and business development.

Jim Saunders, Tallahassee bureau chief for Health News Florida, has joined the News Service of Florida. Saunders previously worked as the bureau chief of The Daytona Beach News-Journal and Florida Times-Union. The Iowa native graduated from Northwestern University.

We know this news is a little late. Apryl Marie Fogel will be the southern regional director for the Faith & Freedom Coalition. Fogel, an FSU grad, was most recently the state director of Americans for Prosperity in Florida. (h/t St. Petersblog)

And Gov. Rick Scott picked Ananth Prasad to lead the Florida Department of Transportation on Monday. Prasad, a University of Florida alumnus, is the agency's assistant secretary for engineering and operations. He has worked at the agency in several positions for 18 years.

Send your personnel news to ksanders [at] for next week's post.

[Last modified: Monday, April 18, 2011 10:31pm]


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