Tallahassee, Fla. – CareerSource Florida announced today the selection of Stephanie Smith as chair of the CareerSource Florida Board of Directors. Ms. Smith is senior director of government relations for Anthem, Inc., a leading health benefits company. She has been a member of the CareerSource Florida Board since 2017 and was reappointed by Governor DeSantis in November 2020.

“As Florida’s workforce policy and investment board, the CareerSource Florida Board of Directors has a vital role in supporting our state’s job seekers and employers,” Ms. Smith said. “I am honored and humbled to be selected to lead the CareerSource Florida Board of Directors at such a pivotal time, working in collaboration with our education and economic development partners to achieve Governor DeSantis’ vision for Florida to be No. 1 in workforce education.”

Ms. Smith’s previous work experience includes senior manager of Florida public policy at Uber and public affairs director for AT&T Florida and Georgia. Prior to her transition to the private sector, Ms. Smith’s public service included key roles for two governors, among them executive deputy chief of staff, director of external affairs and business development liaison for the Governor’s Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development. She lives in Tallahassee.


CareerSource Florida, with its business-led board of directors, provides policy direction for talent development programs administered by the Department of Economic Opportunity, Florida’s 24 local workforce development boards and their 100 career centers. The CareerSource Florida State Board serves as the Governor’s principal workforce policy and investment board, working in partnership with DEO, which is responsible for the state workforce system’s fiscal and administrative affairs, and local workforce development boards that serve Florida’s businesses and career seekers. Together, the CareerSource Florida network connects employers with qualified, skilled talent and Floridians with employment and career development opportunities to achieve economic prosperity. Learn more at careersourceflorida.com.