Movers & Shakers: Vivian Myrtetus Miami-bound, Rob Johnson moves up w Pam Bondi, another Sunshine State News exit
After working 18 months as chief of staff at the Department of Children and Families, VIVIAN MYRTETUS is moving to Miami to manage state and local sales for SAS Institute.
"Based in North Carolina, SAS is the leader in analytics software and through advanced analytics, SAS turns data about performance, financials and more into meaningful information. They are a great company and I am fortunate to be working for them," said Myrtetus, who expects to be in Tallahasee often.
And from News Service of Florida:
Moving into the role as director of legislative affairs for Pam Bondi will be ROB JOHNSON, who already was serving as chief Cabinet aide, and willcontinue in that role as well. Johnson headed up Cabinet affairs forMcCollum as well. Before joining the attorney general's office, Johnsonwas senior Cabinet aide to Gov. Jeb Bush and, completing the circuit ofCabinet offices, also previously worked as legislative affairs directorfor the chief financial officer. Johnson also is a former legislativeaide in the House
Sen. Bill Montford, D-Tallahassee has hired MARILYN BARNES as alegislative assistant in his Tallahassee District Office. Barnes hasworked for the state for more than 30 years, including 23 years at theLegislature, with other stints at the Department of Juvenile Justice andthe Department of Education. Barnes has a B.S. in criminal justice fromFlorida A&M University. She is taking the place of BERTA KEMP, whoretired after 21 years working for the Legislature.
The Florida Chamber of Commerce announced that KEVIN DERBY will go to work in its communications and public affairs office as communicationscoordinator on Aug. 13. Derby, who is from Jacksonville, resigned asassociate editor at Sunshine State News to take the job. "His richunderstanding of Florida’s political process, talented ability tocommunicate and dedication to free enterprise principles will helptranslate the Florida Chamber’s mission to multiple audiences," said EdieOusley, vice president of public affairs for the Florida Chamber.
Derby received his undergrad degree in history from Trinity College andhis masters in liberal studies from Excelsior College.
KRISTEN BRIDGES is moving up at Bascom Communications and Consulting,with a promotion to senior vice president. Bridges has been with Bascomsince it opened in 2009. She will continue as a lead communicationsconsultant at the Tallahassee firm, but will also now oversee the Web &Graphic Design Division and serve as a member of BCC’s senior leadershipteam. Bridges is a Naples native and a University of Florida grad.