Published: Jan 18, 2011 11:18 PM EST
Updated: Jan 18, 2011 8:18 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - David Wilkins is Gov. Rick Scott's choice to head the state's Department of Children and Families.

Wilkins, whose appoint was announced Tuesday. served as a member of the new governor's transition team. He is currently the finance chairman of the Florida Baptist Children's Home, which operates a variety of social programs across the state. Wilkins also once was the global managing director of sales for Accenture Health and Public Service, where he spent 29 years.

Wilkins has been active in numerous other Tallahassee-area charities for years, including the United Way.

He succeeds George Sheldon in the post.

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