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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott released the following statement on Chris Hart being named the new President and CEO of Enterprise Florida.
“I am proud that Chris Hart has been selected as the new President and CEO for EFI. Chris previously co-founded a small business which grew to employing around 75 people in seven states and Canada. Chris has hands on experience building a business, growing a company and making sure families have opportunities to live the American Dream.
“As a former state representative, Chris has the knowledge, understanding and relationships with the Florida Legislature- an important partner to growing Florida jobs. While he led CareerSource, he helped people all across our state find meaningful jobs. In his various roles at Enterprise Florida and in the Governor’s Office, he has also spent a lot of time working on economic development in our state. Chris has dedicated his entire career to serving Florida families and doing all he can to make it easier for businesses and families to succeed in our state.
“Chris understands the incredible impact a job can have on a family and the need for EFI to make job creation the number one priority. Every decision EFI makes has to focus on making Florida more competitive so we can continue to create new opportunities in our state. As President and CEO, I know Chris will immediately get to work to return EFI back to its core mission of creating jobs for our families. I appreciate the hard work of the EFI search committee to find such a qualified leader.”
Chris Hart is currently the President and CEO of CareerSource Florida Inc., the statewide workforce policy and investment board. He previously served as the Director of the Governor’s Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development from 2010-2011. From 2004-2007, Hart was the Senior Vice President of External Affairs and Investor Relations for Enterprise Florida Inc. Previously, he served in the Florida House of Representatives for two terms and founded Classified Technologies Group, LLC. Hart earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of South Florida and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University.