John J. Truitt Deputy Secretary for Regulatory Programs
John Truitt is the deputy secretary for Regulatory Programs. Previously, Truitt served as DEP's chief advisor for Environmental and Regulatory Policy. He also served Floridians as a chief prosecuting attorney and section manager at the Department of Health, a chief advisor to a Commissioner at the Public Service Commission and a chief attorney at the Office of Public Counsel.
Prior to his legal career serving the state of Florida, Truitt served in the U.S. Army on two occasions, including an extended combat tour in Iraq.
Truitt earned his law degree with a focus on environmental and land use law from Florida State University's College of Law.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.