Anna DeCerchio



CutronoALUM_40Under40_Logo-white-01.pngAnna DeCerchio
BA History '12; BA Political Science '12  |  Tallahassee, FL

TITLE: Chief of Staff
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Government Services


Originally from Tallahassee, Anna graduated from the University of Florida with degrees in both History and Political Science. Upon graduating from law school at Florida State University, Anna began her career in public service as Legislative Aide to future Speaker of the Florida House, Paul Renner. Since January 2019, Anna has served in key policy roles in the DeSantis Administration. Anna began her tenure in the Executive Office of the Governor as Deputy Policy Director, where she helped develop policy initiatives, executive orders and budget priorities. She was later promoted to Deputy Chief of Staff in the Executive Office of the Governor, where she served as a senior policy advisor to Governor DeSantis, informing on policy decisions for the Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Transportation, Department of Management Services, and the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, among others. While serving in this role, Anna helped secure record funding for Everglades restoration, resilience, and water quality, as well as aided in the development of statewide toll relief and the state's red tide response efforts.

Anna currently serves as Chief of Staff of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, where she works to implement Governor DeSantis' bold initiatives and historic investments in preserving and protecting Florida's unique natural resources. This includes overseeing over 3,000 employees and the largest environmental budget in agency history.