Executive Staff and Organizational Structure

Key Department of Economic Opportunity staff are listed below. View the DEO Organizational Chart.

Statement of Agency Organization and Operation

  • Executive Director – Cissy Proctor
  • Chief of Staff – Dean Izzo

Executive Staff 

  • Chief Communications Officer Erin Gillespie
  • Chief Financial Officer – Damon Steffens
  • Chief Information Officer – Christopher Peary
  • Director of Community Development – Taylor Teepell
  • Director of Legislative Affairs – Bill Wilson
  • Director of Strategic Business Development – Karl Blischke
  • Director of Workforce Services – Tom Clendenning
  • Inspector General – James E. Landsberg
  • General Counsel – Jim Poppell

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