[Florida Cybersecurity Task Force]
Task Force Member
Melinda Miguel was appointed by Governor DeSantis on January 8, 2019 as Chief Inspector General, Executive Office of the Governor, State of Florida. She also served as Chief Inspector General for Florida Governor Rick Scott from February 2011 to April 2017 and for Governor Charlie Crist from January 2007 to November 2010. In this role, she is a member of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement – Florida Fusion Center.
Ms. Miguel has over 28 years of public service and served as the Inspector General for the following state government agencies in Florida: Florida State Board of Administration; Florida Attorney General’s Office; Florida Department of Education; and, Florida Department of Elder Affairs.
Ms. Miguel has also served as the Deputy Inspector General for the Architect of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. and Inspector General for the U.S. Government Publishing Office, also in Washington, D.C. She began her career in the Inspector General community, as an auditor and investigator for the Florida Lottery Office of Inspector General.
Ms. Miguel is a current member of the national Executive Committee, chair of the Legislative Issues Committee, member of the Professional Certification Board, and member of the Professional Standards Committee for the National, as well as the immediate past National President of the Association of Inspectors General.
Ms. Miguel is the immediate past Senior Vice-President for the National Executive Committee for the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) and the past Regional Vice President for the Gulf Coast Region of the AGA. Ms. Miguel is the Director-At-Large, chair of the Education Committee, chair of the early career committee for the Tallahassee Chapter of the AGA. She also serves on the AGA’s National Partnership Steering Committee and an Advisor to the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators.
Ms. Miguel received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and a Graduate Certificate in Florida Local Government Administration from Florida State University. She is a Certified Inspector General, a Certified Project Management Professional, a Certified Internal Controls Auditor, a Certified Construction Auditor, a Construction Control Professional, a Certified Business Manager, and Certified Cyber Crimes Investigator.