The Florida state Senate has confirmed Kentucky transplant J. Todd Inman to a position in the administration of Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Inman was confirmed this week as the Secretary for the Florida Department of Management Services.
In the role, Inman leads nearly 1,000 employees and oversees a $910 million budget that manages over $25 billion in contracts, disbursements, and procurements annually, according to the DMS website. Management Services is comprised of three primary areas of service: business, workforce, and technology. The business office is responsible for managing the business operations of the Florida state government and is responsible for key construction projects throughout the sunshine state. The workforce office is responsible for managing primary components of the state personnel system.
Gov. DeSantis named Inman to the role in June of 2021 filling the vacancy left by the former Florida DMS secretary.
Inman is a former Owensboro, Kentucky, insurance agent who worked closely with the campaign of U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell during the 2014 U.S. Senate race where he staged and prepped for campaign events and press conferences. He most recently served as the Chief of Staff of the United States Department of Transportation under McConnell’s wife Sec. Elaine Chao during her time in the role during the Trump Administration.