Scott picks Wilkins to lead social services agency

Published: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 6:08 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 6:08 p.m.

TALLAHASSEE - David Wilkins is Gov. Rick Scott's choice to head the state's Department of Children and Families.

Wilkins, whose appointment was announced Tuesday, served as a member of Gov. Scott's transition team. Wilkins is currently the finance chairman of the Florida Baptist Children's Home, which operates a variety of social programs across the state. Prior to that Wilkins was the global managing director of sales during a 29-year career with Accenture Health and Public Service.

Wilkins, 50, has been active in numerous other Tallahassee-area charities for years, including the United Way. Wilkins, who will earn $140,000 annually, succeeds George Sheldon in the post starting Jan. 24.

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