About Darrick

Darrick D. McGhee

VICE PRESIDENT OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

Darrick D. McGhee joins Johnson & Blanton as the Vice President of Government Relation with over 13 years of experience in government. Most recently, Darrick was the Director of Legislative Affairs for the Executive Office of Governor Rick Scott. In this capacity, he was responsible for advocating and securing passage of the Governor's legislative priorities. He also ensured the proper and legal administration of the Governor's legislative role throughout the legislative process and provided counsel and support to the Governor and other staff members with regard to legislative matters and concerns. In this role, Darrick also oversaw the legislative affairs directors for each of the executive agencies.

Before joining the Executive Office of Governor Rick Scott, Darrick served in multiple leadership roles with the Department of Economic Opportunity. While at this agency, Darrick was the interim Executive Director, Chief of Staff and the Director of Legislative and Cabinet Affairs.

Darrick received his formal education at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU). Here he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Religion (2000). Darrick is the Pastor of Bible Based Church in Tallahassee, Florida where he resides with his wife, Tikia, and their two children, Darrick II and Tania.

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Experience

Acting Executive Director

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA

Chief of Staff

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA

Director of Legislative and Cabinet Affairs

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA

Director of Governmental Relations

Florida Department of Education

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA

Director of Legislative Affairs

Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA

Director of Legislative Affairs

Florida Department of Elder Affairs

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA

Q & A

When did you know you wanted a career in politics/state government?

During my two year stint working for Governor Jeb Bush, I was able to see passion and true conviction on display each day. It was contagious.