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Florida Department of Revenue exec director Lisa Vickers leaving

by 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.

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13 Responses to “Florida Department of Revenue exec director Lisa Vickers leaving”

  1. Vicki Weber Says:

    Seriously? you are continuing the tirade against Steve McNamara by tying it to Lisa? The connection please? Get over the gossip and report some real news about either.

  2. Jim B. Says:

    Vicki here is the fact. Neither you nor this publication can prove she did or did not resign because of MacNamara. That is the problem. The guy has so bullied people and threatened them that any move or resignation will be attributed to him.

    Let me assure you that without a doubt the media is letting this guy off easy. FDLE would be well served to investigate this man and those that surround him.

  3. Dave911 Says:

    This is a great day for Florida! Lisa Vickers has been a horrible director and has helped mangle property tax in this state. It is a well known fact that she is married to a property tax attorney and has directed her staff to craft policies that financially benefit tax attorneys and tax reps. For the first time that anyone can remember, every single county in Florida sued the Department of Revenue over her policies and decisions. Good Riddance Lisa!!!

  4. Sheila Anderson, Realtor Says:

    The reality is that Mrs. Vickers was offered a challenging position elsewhere in State government.

    For the first time that anyone can remember – and it’s not every single county in Florida – local officials in ministerial positions have wasted so much public money against the interests of their constituents. So much for ethics in government.

  5. TD Says:

    Heard she’s going to the Senate.. 4th floor

  6. Nathan Ford Says:

    I believe that Ms. Vickers is leaving before the SHTF about the hiring of two criminals one convicted of the major federal crime of Wire Fraud (Deon McCrimmon), this crook still works there (Thanks Lisa) and the other a resigned (before he could be fired) onsite “Loan Shark” Dorien Harper , who is currently under arrest awaiting future legal action. DOR has some great hiring practices it would seen stuff flows from the top and Lisa was the top dog at DOR

  7. Law Dawg Says:

    Vickers was groomed for the position by the previous Ex Dir Dr Zingale. Her oversight into the VAB process which not only benefited her husband but all of the unregulated property tax reps in the state should be investigated. A used car salesman can be a tax rep in this state and steal taxpayer money in the process with no repercussions. The domino effect will start falling now @ this agency.

  8. Diva Says:

    I have worked in Lisa’s office for many years and I can tell you she is a “fair” lady. Sometimes I may not agree with some decisions made within her office, but I can say she is a fair and caring person. The reason I know she cares because we are still employed and not homeless on the streets. During our most recent hard economic times employees at the Department of Revenue were able to keep their jobs because Lisa was at the Capitol fighting for her employees. As I stated I don’t agree with some decisions but I do know I am happy to have a job. Your comments regarding Deon, if proper hiring procedures were not followed she would have been terminated.

    I wish Lisa the very best in her new job and may God continues to bless her and her family.

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  10. Don Baldauf Says:

    Actually, Lisa resigned the same day she recieved our notice naming here in a civil rights law suit for violating the 7th amendmant of the Constitution and I can back that up with the confirmation of delivery. This is a big story that no one has picked up on.

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  12. Amanda Says:

    These greedy selfishh people .. They embezzle money then resign.. Im still waiting fir my five thousand dollars childsupport hasnt released!!!!!!

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