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Hunting F. Deutsch

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Hunting F. Deutsch
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Florida Executive Director of the Department of Economic Opportunity
Former officeholder
In office
April 16, 2012 - December 4, 2012
Elections and appointments
AppointedApril 2012
Appointed byGov. Rick Scott (R)
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of New Hampshire
Master'sUniversity of Miami
Websites
Office website
Hunting F. Deutsch was the Florida Executive Director of the Department of Economic Opportunity. He was appointed by Gov. Rick Scott (R) in April 2012 and resigned on December 4, 2012.[1]

Biography

Deutsch spent over 30 years working in the senior-level of the banking industry. Prior to his appointment as Florida Executive Director of the Department of Economic Opportunity, Deutsch served as executive vice president of wealth management at BankUnited Financial Corp. and president of BankUnited Financial Services from 2006-2009.

He also worked as executive vice president at AmSouth Bank in Alabama from 2003-2006, was managing director at Citigroup Private Bank in Miami from 2001-2002, and spent 20 years at SunTrust Banks Inc. in Orlando.[2]

Education

  • Bachelors degree, University of New Hampshire
  • MBA, University of Miami

Political career

Director of Economic Opportunity (April 2012-December 2012)

Only eight months after his appointment, Deutsch resigned his post as Director of Economic Opportunity after questions were raised regarding jobless benefits he received prior to his appointment. He received unemployment benefits from September 2009 to May 2011, during which time he took a trip to Europe. Deutsch refused to answer any follow up questions from news organizations, stating, "Quite frankly, it's a personal matter."[3]

Appointments

2012

Deutsch was appointed Florida Executive Director of the Department of Economic Opportunity by Gov. Rick Scott (R) in April 2012, replacing Doug Darling.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

In appointing Deutsch, Scott stated, “I am committed to making Florida the number one state in the nation for job creation, and fostering a climate that promotes economic development is key. Hunting has a strong and experienced background and I am confident he will do a great job as the head of DEO. I welcome Hunting to our team.”[4]

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Preceded by
Doug Darling
Florida Executive Director of the Department of Economic Opportunity
April 16, 2012 - December 4, 2012
Succeeded by
Jesse Panuccio