Support offices provide central administrative support to all agency programs. A description of each office is provided below.

Office of the Executive Director

Nick Wiley, Executive Director
620 South Meridian Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600

The Office of the Executive Director (OED) provides coordination, oversight and support for FWC operations. It provides policy guidance, fosters accountability and promotes continual improvement among the agency’s divisions and offices. The office coordinates and supports strong engagement of commissioners and facilitates effective interaction with agency customers, stakeholders, the Florida Legislature, federal and state agencies and FWC staff to address important conservation issues. Further responsibilities include maintaining facilities and infrastructure and leading efforts to strategically focus agency staff and resources on conservation priorities. OED staff work closely with the agency’s Senior Leadership Team to ensure effective integration of agency activities and programs across all divisions and offices.

Finance and Budget Office

Angie Robertson, Director
2590 Executive Center Drive, Suite 100
Tallahassee, FL 32301

The Finance and Budget Office is responsible for accounting and operational services and central agency support for all divisions and offices of the FWC. This office provides sound financial management of FWC resources while providing information and support services to agency employees and other customers. Finance and Budget Office personnel are located in the five regional offices and in the Tallahassee office.

Legal Office

Harold "Bud" Vielhauer, General Counsel
620 South Meridian Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600

In-house attorneys provide legal services for the FWC or coordinate through the Attorney General’s Office or the Florida Division of Risk Management. The Legal Office represents the FWC in litigation, prepares legal opinions, develops and reviews contracts and other legal instruments, drafts and reviews legislation and rules, and provides general legal counsel relating to FWC operations. The general counsel is a liaison between the FWC and stakeholders, partners and federal, state and local agencies.

Legislative Affairs Office

Jacqueline Fauls, Director
620 South Meridian Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600

The Legislative Affairs Office develops and coordinates state and federal legislative activities for the FWC. This office works with the Legislature as it considers the agency’s legislative proposals, and provides necessary information to the Florida Legislature and the U.S. Congress about other legislation under consideration that might affect Florida’s fish and wildlife resources. Working in conjunction with the Senior Advisor/Chief Financial Officer, the Legislative Affairs Office also works with the Legislature as it develops the agency’s budget.

Office of Human Resources

Cindy Hoffman, Director
620 South Meridian Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600

The Office of Human Resources provides services and support to all FWC employees. This office advises agency personnel on employment law and state personnel rules and assists managers with recruitment and selection, attendance and leave, discipline, workers’ compensation, unemployment compensation, classification and pay, retirement, state insurance benefits, and collective bargaining. Human Resources also coordinates training and develops diversity programs for the agency.

Office of Information Technology

Ignacio Sanchez, Director
620 South Meridian Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600

This office supports the FWC’s program areas by managing an automated information-processing environment that is reliable, secure, cost-effective and responsive. OIT program resources are employed to educate Commission personnel in the use and application of information technology to accomplish the objectives and operations of the Commission. These objectives include an increase of internal and external customer confidence and satisfaction by increasing accessibility of information. OIT activities and resources provide for the processing, storing and retrieval of data, system development and maintenance, statewide computer network management, information security administration, and general information-consulting services supporting the FWC.

Office of Inspector General

Mike Troelstrup, Inspector General
620 South Meridian Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600

As mandated by state law, this office is responsible for coordinating activities that promote accountability, integrity and efficiency in government and serves as the FWC’s ombudsman. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducts performance and compliance audits of agency programs and investigates allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement and employee misconduct. These complaints may include whistle-blower, criminal wrongdoing and administrative investigations. This office attempts to resolve internal employee concerns and is the point of contact with the state auditor general, as well as with federal audit entities. OIG generates audit reports for the executive director on finances, compliance and performance of the agency.

Office of Policy and Accountability

Andy Grayson, Director
620 South Meridian Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600

The Office of Policy and Accountability (OPA) supports and coordinates agency planning, program and process improvement, policy development and rule making. OPA uses performance-improvement expertise and resources to help other staffs develop, monitor, implement and evaluate agency strategic and operational plans and to support collaborative work across the agency.  

Offices of Regional Operations

Five regional FWC offices coordinate and integrate agency programs at the local level to ensure the FWC’s mission, policies and services are consistent across the state. These offices maintain effective and inclusive internal and external communications. Each regional director provides an access point to FWC leadership on a local level, serving as liaison with federal, state and local government officials within each specific region.

Stephen Shea, Regional Director
Northwest Region

3911 Highway 2321
Panama City, FL 32409-1658
Chris Wynn, Regional Director
North Central Region

3377 E. U.S. Highway 90 
Lake City, FL 32055-8795
Shannon Wright, Regional Director
Northeast Region

1239 S.W. 10th Street
Ocala, FL 34471-0323
Thomas Graef, Regional Director
Southwest Region

3900 Drane Field Road
Lakeland, FL 33811-1299
Chuck Collins, Regional Director
South Region

8535 Northlake Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33412

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