Busy gathering her team in anticipation of next month’s commencement of duty, Chief Financial Officer-elect Alex Sink announced Jim Cassady as chief of staff for her administration and Elizabeth “Diana” Flagg as director of the Division of Administration.
Cassady has a 33-year banking career that culminated in his service as the Broward County President of Bank of America. Cassady is also a former chair of both the Board of Directors and Board of Governors of the Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of Leadership Florida and was awarded the Tree of Life Award from the Jewish National Fund in 2001. He is a Vietnam veteran, served in the United States Army Infantry and was awarded the Bronze Star in June 1970.
Flagg has more than 26 years of public service and is currently the assistant division director of the Division of Accounting and Auditing. Over her career, she has displayed vast leadership in the financial and accounting arenas, including her service as the bureau chief of State Payrolls and financial administrator within the Division of Accounting and Auditing. As the director of the Division of Administration, Flagg will be responsible for providing administrative services to the Department of Financial Services and supervising the Bureau of Human Resource Management, Bureau of General Services and Bureau of Financial and Support Services.