Congratulations to SPC alumnus Ken Detzner on being named Florida’s Secretary of State by Gov. Rick Scott Wednesday. Detzner replaces the outgoing Kurt Browning, who remains in office through Feb. 17 to oversee the Jan. 31 GOP presidential primary.
Detzner is a graduate of Florida State University and earned his Associate in Arts degree from what was then St. Petersburg Junior College in 1973.
Detzner has more than 30 years of management experience in the private sector and state government. He previously served as Chief of Staff for Secretary of State Jim Smith from 2002 to 2003 and was temporarily appointed to serve as Secretary of State by former Gov. Jeb Bush in 2003. He worked for 13 years as executive director of the Florida Beer Wholesalers Association and for six years as director of legislative and policy affairs for the Attorney General’s Office.