Panuccio to speak at TCBS!

Port St. Lucie, Fla-
Jesse Panuccio, Executive Director of the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for the State of Florida is scheduled to speak at the Treasure Coast Business Summit, May 15.  This is the 7th year of the TCBS and the theme is the BUSINESS of Healthcare.


Panuccio joined the DEO as Executive Director on January 8, 2013.  DEO is the state agency charged with coordinating and managing statewide economic, labor force, and community development.  As executive director, Panuccio oversees the department’s 1,600 employees and $1 billion budget.  Under his guidance, DEO has implemented a variety of agency-wide initiatives to strengthen the ties between economic, community, and workforce programs, while also streamlining agency operations and increasing transparency.


Prior to joining DEO, Panuccio served as the General Counsel to Governor Rick Scott, where he managed the legal affairs and staff of the Governor’s office, helped direct and coordinate litigation and legal policy across state agencies, advised the Governor on over eighty judicial nominations, and served as the Governor’s chief ethics officer.  Before joining the Scott Administration, Panuccio practiced law with the Washington D.C.-based law firm of Cooper & Kirk PLLC.


Panuccio received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his bachelor’s degree from Duke University.

The TCBS is open to all businesses and was created especially for small to mid-sized business owners/managers and entrepreneurs. The fundamentals of business and economic discussions will cross industry lines and prove to be extremely valuable for all in attendance. At the TCBS, regional business and community leaders will meet to discuss the issues, obstacles and trends facing entrepreneurs today.

Tickets and reservations are now being taken for vendors planning to display their products or services in the exhibition hall.  Visit for details.