Personnel note: Joe Follick named new comms. director for Dept. of Education

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Joe Follick will join the Department of Education as director of communications on Monday. Follick, 45, heads to DOE from the Department of Children and Families, where he has been communications director since October 2009.

Follick is a former reporter, having gone to DCF after working for the then-New York Times Regional Newspapers and came to Tallahassee in  2000 to work for the Tampa Tribune. He also worked at newspapers in Indiana and Michigan. He’s a graduate of the University of Cincinnati.

Via The News Service of Florida.

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