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CFO Sink Names Kyra Jennings as New Communications Director


CONTACT:  Tara Klimek or Kevin Cate
TALLAHASSEE, FL— Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink announced Friday that Kyra Jennings will be starting as her new communications director, effective February 23, 2009.  A Tallahassee native, Jennings has worked as a communications professional in Washington, D.C., with numerous political campaigns and in Congress before joining CFO Sink's office. 
CFO Sink’s current communications director, Tara Klimek, announced earlier this year her decision to attend law school in fall 2009.  Klimek will assist with the transition and continue to work on special projects for CFO Sink for the next several months.
"I am pleased to have Kyra Jennings join my team and know she will continue our office's strong tradition of keeping Floridians informed about the pressing financial and insurance issues in our state," said CFO Sink.  "As Floridians face challenging economic times, Kyra will help me stress the necessity of fiscal responsibility and accountability for Florida."
"I'm honored that CFO Sink has given me the opportunity to help communicate her goals and ideas for Florida's financial future as her communications director," said Jennings.  "I am eager to help CFO Sink serve Floridians and to highlight CFO Sink's constant commitment to fiscal responsibility and her continued leadership during these tough economic times."
Jennings most recently served as the Southern Regional Press Secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), where she helped guide the communications strategy for successful Congressional campaigns across the Southern United States, including two winning campaigns in Central Florida.  Jennings previously was communications director for Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-California) and worked at the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC).  Jennings is a graduate of Duke University and Florida High in Tallahassee.
As a statewide elected officer of the Florida Cabinet, Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink oversees the Department of Financial Services, a multi-division state agency responsible for management of state funds and unclaimed property, assisting consumers who request information and help related to financial services, and investigating financial fraud. Sink also serves as the State Fire Marshal.