Scott taps aide for top spot
TALLAHASSEE— Florida Gov. Rick Scott is appointing a high-ranking aide and top spokeswoman as his next chief of staff.
Scott on Tuesday announced Jackie Schutz Zeckman will replace KimMcDougal in July. McDougal had been on the job sinceMarch 2016.
Zeckman hasworked in Scott’s press office since 2011. Sheworked on his re-election campaign and then became the governor’s communications director in December 2014.
Zeckman currently earns $135,000 a year. McDougalwas earning $170,000.
McDougal, who hasworked for the state for 28 years, is leaving because “she is pursuing opportunities in the private sector.”