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CFO Sink Honors Mike Bullock of Florida Park Service

6/8/2010

CONTACT: Kevin Cate, 850-413-2842

TALLAHASSEE – Florida CFO Alex Sink today sponsored a Cabinet resolution recognizing Parks Director Mike Bullock’s service to the citizens of Florida with his 38-year career with the Department of Environmental Protection.

“During his tenure, Mike has helped the Florida Park Service achieve great distinction, including becoming the first and only state to become a two-time national Gold Medal winner for having the Nation’s best park system,” said CFO Sink. “On behalf of all Floridians, I thank him for his service and dedication.”

Bullock became assistant director of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Recreation and Parks, also known as the Florida Park Service, in 1996. In 2003, he was promoted to Director, overseeing the daily operations of Florida’s state parks, with more than 1,000 park service staff members and more than 6,000 volunteers.

Bullock was raised in Gainesville and is a graduate of the University of Florida. He received additional training from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design, Indiana University, Florida State University and the National Recreation and Park Association’s Executive Development School.

He was joined at the ceremony today by his family, Secretary of DEP Mike Sole and Bob Ballard, Deputy Secretary of Land and Recreation.

As a statewide elected officer of the Florida Cabinet, CFO Alex Sink oversees the Department of Financial Services.  A successful business leader with nearly three decades of experience in the private sector, Sink is serving her first term as Florida's CFO.  CFO Sink's priorities include using her business experience to cut wasteful spending, holding government accountable to Florida’s taxpayers, and cracking down on financial and insurance fraud.