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State government attorney P.K. Jameson has been named the Florida State Courts Administrator.

Jameson will assist the Supreme Court chief justice in his constitutional role as administrative head of the judicial branch of government.

“I have had the great honor of working in a variety of capacities in the legislative and executive branches of government,” said Jameson, “as well as in the private sector as a practicing attorney. I am excited about the opportunity to use my experiences to continue the mission of excellence in Florida’s court system.”

Jameson, 55, leaves the post of general counsel for the Florida Department of Financial Services, where she supervised about 60 in-house counsel and their staffs, in addition to supervising the Division of Risk Management and the Division of Rehabilitation and Liquidation. She also served as the department’s ethics officer.

She will supervise a staff that provides direct support to about 1,000 state court judges and their staffs.

Her role also involves advising the Florida Legislature on matters affecting the Judicial Branch of state government.

She joins the Office of the State Courts Administrator on May 12 and will take over July 1, replacing longtime officeholder Elisabeth Goodner.

Jameson has extensive experience in the executive branch and in both the Florida House of Representatives and Senate in a government career that began in 1994. Prior to that, she worked in private practice.

“Ms. Jameson’s work has exposed her to every aspect of Florida state governance as well as work as a private attorney,” said Chief Justice Ricky Polston. “She brings the best kind of experience to the work at hand.”

She is a 1990 graduate of Florida State University College of Law.