Personnel note: Vivian Myrtetus named new CEO of Volunteer Florida

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Gov. Rick Scott on Friday named Vivian Myrtetus as the next CEO of Volunteer Florida.

Myrtetus will assume the role of CEO beginning Sept. 1, the Governor’s Office said in a news release.

The previous CEO, Chester Spellman, left Volunteer Florida effective Friday to become Director of AmeriCorps for the Corporation for National and Community Service in Washington, D.C.

“Her nearly two decades of experience serving in various leadership positions in state government and the private sector will make her a valuable leader for Volunteer Florida,” Scott said of Myrtetus in a statement.

“I am confident that Vivian’s strong commitment to helping others will inspire volunteerism across our state and I look forward to working with her.”

Here’s more from the release:

Myrtetus currently serves as Regional Manager for Pondera Solutions. Prior to this role, Myrtetus served as Founding Board Chairperson of the Florida Technology Council from 2015 to 2016.

From 1998 to 2012, Myrtetus served in various leadership roles in Florida state government including Chief of Staff at the Florida Department of Children and Families, Communications Director at the Executive Office of the Governor and Deputy Communications Director at the Florida Office of the Attorney General.

She also served as Deputy Chief of Staff for U.S. Sen. George LeMieux. Myrtetus received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Communications from San Francisco State University.

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