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Sterling Ivey is Crist's new press secretary



Sterling_2 Sterling Ivey, the press contact at the Department of State, is jumping to the governor's office. Ivey will become press secretary, working with communications director Erin Isaac.

"Sterling brings to our office 10 years of experience in media relations and marketing," Gov. Charlie Crist said in a statement. "His understanding of how to strategically communicate our message will make him an important asset to our team."

Ivey has served as DOS communications director since 2006. Previously, he worked for the Pinellas County School Board and the Department of Corrections from 2001 to 2005. He served as a public information officer for the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and was a district executive for the Central Florida Council of Boy Scouts of America. He received his bachelor’s in mass communications from the University of South Florida.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:11pm]


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