TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (News Service of Florida) - Outgoing Florida Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz will serve through the end of April, the Division of Emergency Management announced in a tweet Tuesday.
The announcement of a departure date came a day after Gov. Ron DeSantis confirmed Moskowitz was stepping down and Deputy Director Kevin Guthrie would take his place.
“The Division thanks Dir. Jared E. Moskowitz for his leadership & service the last two years,” the division said in a tweet. “Under his guidance, FL has continued to be a nationwide leader in emergency management. Dir. Moskowitz will continue to serve FDEM through April 30, 2021, to ensure a smooth transition.”
An appointee of DeSantis, Moskowitz has spent the past two years running point on issues ranging from hurricanes to COVID-19 testing and vaccinations. Moskowitz, a Democrat whose family lives in Broward County, is a former member of the Florida House.