Governor-elect Ron DeSantis Announces Richard Prudom as Secretary of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs

Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor-elect Ron DeSantis today announced he has appointed Richard Prudom to serve as Secretary of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. A long-standing Deputy Secretary of the Department, Prudom will lead the agency beginning in January, as the DeSantis-Nuñez Administration takes office. 

“Richard Prudom is a proven and dedicated public servant with extensive leadership experience within Florida’s government and I am pleased to announce he will continue his service to our state as Secretary of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. I have full confidence that Richard will continue to work tirelessly to ensure Florida’s elders remain healthy, safe and independent,” said Governor-elect DeSantis.  

Richard Prudom, Secretary of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs
Richard Prudom has served as Deputy Secretary and Chief of Staff for the Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) since 2011. He worked closely with the 11 Area Agencies on Aging and has lead several vital initiatives.

Before serving at DOEA, Prudom worked as the Director of Financial Management for the Department of Corrections, where he managed the $2.3 billion operating budget and over 400 contracts of the department. Prior to this role, Prudom served the Department of Corrections as Chief of Staff, where he helped advised the Secretary on a number of internal and external policy matters while working to set the agenda for the agency and ensured that its mission was met.