David Mica Jr., the Florida Lottery‘s chief of staff, has been named interim secretary while Gov. Rick Scott searches for a full-time replacement, an agency spokeswoman said Tuesday.
Mica was officially appointed as interim on Friday, according to Lottery spokeswoman Connie Barnes.
The vacancy was created by the departure of former Secretary Tom Delacenserie, now president and CEO of the Kentucky Lottery.
Mica is the son of David Mica, executive director of the Florida Petroleum Council.
Before joining the Lottery last year, Mica Jr. was director of legislative affairs for the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, according to his LinkedIn profile.
He also was a Gubernatorial Fellow under Gov. Rick Scott in 2013-14. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and law degree from Florida State University, according to the profile.