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Scott asks Charles Corley to continue as Elder Affairs secretary

Gov. Rick Scott named Charles Corley as Elder Affairs secretary, a job he has held on an interim basis twice since 2006.

Corley was one of six agency heads Scott asked to stay on through his transition.

Corley was first named an interim director in 2006, as then Gov. Charlie Crist took office. He became the department's deputy secretary and chief of staff before Crist appointed him to the top job again in June 2010.

Here's Scott's press release:

Today, Governor Scott named Charles T. Corley as Secretary of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA).  Secretary Corley had been serving as the interim secretary at the department since June of 2010. As Secretary of DOEA, Corley manages the Department’s activities and serves as an advocate for the issues and programs that affect Florida’s 4.45 million seniors.

Corley’s career in the health and human services field spans more than 30 years.  He has served in the public and private sectors as both a direct service provider and administrator.  Prior to his work directing the Department of Elder Affairs, he served the agency as a division director and bureau chief.  From 1985 to 2000, he served at the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) and its predecessor agency.  Previously in the private sector, Corley held various leadership roles in hospital administration across the state and also served as a consultant for health care facilities.

“Secretary Corley has shown me he has what it takes to continue leading the Department of Elder Affairs,” said Governor Scott. “He understands the importance of making sure our seniors have access to the services and information they need, while at the same time protecting the interests of the taxpayer.”