Personnel note: McKinley Lewis named Florida Department of Corrections press secretary

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The Florida Department of Corrections formally named McKinley Lewis as Press Secretary for the Department’s Office of Communications, according to a statement released today.

Lewis, formerly with the Florida Department of Health, assumed his new role effective September 22, 2014.

“We are very pleased to welcome McKinley Lewis to our team,” said FDoC Communications Director Jessica Cary. “He contributes valued public relations skills to our office that aptly serve its goal of providing accurate, transparent and timely information about the Department of Corrections.”

Lewis’ experience features grassroots advocacy, public affairs, media relations, and strategic public relations and digital marketing campaigns.

Lewis is a graduate of Florida State University receiving his Bachelor of Science in Communication degree, while majoring in Public Relations and minoring in Political Science.

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