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Personnel note: Blake Dowling to become CEO of Aegis

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Tallahassee-based Aegis Business Technologies, one of Florida’s leading business technology companies, will soon be led by its current chief business development officer.


The company announced Monday that Blake Dowling will step up to CEO on Sept. 1, replacing Pam Butler, who becomes chairman of the board.

“Pam leaves big shoes to step into, but I’m proud that we’ll continue to be the beneficiary of her vision and experience as our board chairman,” Dowling said.

“On the eve of our 20th anniversary, we are poised to take Aegis into an exciting third decade of providing cutting-edge technology, outstanding customer service and the most complete outsourced IT support solutions in North Florida.”

Dowling has been chief business development officer at Aegis for the past three years.

He joined Aegis in 2006 as a consultant and rose through the ranks as account executive and director of sales before assuming his current leadership position in 2013. In his current role, he has overseen company rebranding.

As CEO, Dowling will be responsible for all day-to-day operations at Aegis, as well as continuing to grow business and open new revenue streams.

Before joining Florida Politics, journalist and attorney James Rosica was state government reporter for The Tampa Tribune. He attended journalism school in Washington, D.C., working at dailies and weekly papers in Philadelphia after graduation. Rosica joined the Tallahassee Democrat in 1997, later moving to the courts beat, where he reported on the 2000 presidential recount. In 2005, Rosica left journalism to attend law school in Philadelphia, afterwards working part time for a public-interest law firm. Returning to writing, he covered three legislative sessions in Tallahassee for The Associated Press, before joining the Tribune’s re-opened Tallahassee bureau in 2013. He can be reached at

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