Florida Department of Revenue exec director Lisa Vickers leavingby Dara Kam | May 17th, 2012
Florida Department of Revenue executive director Lisa Vickers resigned from her post today, effective July 1.
Vickers has been on the job since 2007, when she was appointed by former Gov. Charlie Crist and the Florida Cabinet. The revenue department collects and distributes child support payments, collects and administers state taxes – including sales tax – and oversees property taxes. A copy of her resignation letter was not immediately available.
Last year, Vickers’s agency collected more than $32 billion in state taxes and processed more than $1.5 billion in child support payments.
Vickers, who answers to Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet, submitted her resignation in the wake of a shake-up in Scott’s inner circle. The governor’s chief of staff Steve MacNamara resigned over the weekend after media reports questioned his awarding of no-bid contracts to close associates while he worked for Senate President Mike Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island. Former associates also accused him of being an overly controlling presence in the governor’s office. MacNamara had intended to leave in the fall.