Personnel note: Vivian Myrtetus to serve as Chief of Staff at Department of Children and Families

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It is one of the worst kept secrets in Tallahassee, but is able to confirm that Vivian Myrtetus, a former spokeswoman for Governor Charlie Crist and Deputy Chief of Staff to Senator George LeMieux, will become Chief of Staff at the Florida Department of Children and Families.

Myrtetus worked on Crist?campaign for governor and served in a variety of other PR posts in Floridagovernment before going to work for LeMieux after Crist appointed him to fill in for U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez.

According to a biography, Myrtetus gained valuable experience in governmental affairs and communications in her previous roles with the Attorney General’s Office, Department of Education, and Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Previously, Myrtetus was an account supervisor at one of Florida’s largest public relations firms and her responsibilities included managing client accounts for public and private companies in the technology, legal and healthcare industries, and developing and implementing clients’ short- and long-term public relations strategies.

Vivian started her communications career in South Florida where she spent years managing broadcast news operations at several top-rated TV stations and was responsible for story planning and special project development for several live television programs. In addition, she managed news desk operations for an international Hispanic television network and coordinated live field reports and special programming.

Vivian, a native of South Florida, graduated cum laude from San Francisco State University and with honors from Miami Dade College.

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