Personnel notes at Enterprise Florida & Dept. of Economic Opportunity

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Nancy Blum-Heintz has joined Enterprise Florida as vice president of Strategic Alignment & Communications.

Based in Tallahassee, Blum-Heintz moved into this newly created position after serving as chief communications officer for the Department of Economic Opportunity. For DEO, she oversaw all aspects of its communications, working closely with Enterprise Florida and Workforce Florida on a regular basis.

Blum-Heintz’s new position, which functions from Enterprise Florida’s Marketing & Communications department, is responsible for facilitating job-creation marketing activities and developing scheduling opportunities with the Executive Office of the Governor and state agencies.

Before joining DEO upon its inception last year, Blum-Heintz spent six years as external affairs director for the Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection, managing the communications office and the offices of Public Outreach and Education, Environmental Education and Sustainable Initiatives. Other prior positions were with the Florida Department of Health, Florida State University Foundation and Central Florida Sports Commission.

Replacing Blum-Heintz at the Department of Economic Opportunity is Carolyn Gosselin, who will serve as Chief Communications Officer.

Previous to joining DEO, Gosselin started her own communications firm, Gosselin Inc., in 2010, and was senior vice president and chief communications officer for CNL Financial Group, Inc., a real estate investment company in Orlando. She also has 10 years of experience in marketing and public relations at SunTrust Bank.

Another major personnel move at DEO is the naming of  Joe Maleszewski as inspector genera. He will replace outgoing i.g. James Mathews. Maleszewski served as audit director and interim Inspector General for theDepartment of Transportation for the past six years.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.