Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Ken Lawson is the Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). Prior to DEO, he served as the CEO and President of Visit Florida and the Secretary of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR). Lawson has also held several positions within law enforcement agencies and began his legal career in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is a native Floridian and graduate of Florida State University and the Florida State University College of Law.