Shannon Shepp, executive director, is responsible for leading the Florida Department of Citrus in marketing, research and regulatory activities to ensure the sustainability and economic well-being of the Florida citrus grower, the citrus industry and the State of Florida.
Shepp has nearly 20 years of experience including 12 years with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS).
Most recently, she was the Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture responsible for the divisions of Plant Industry, Fruit and Vegetables, Marketing and Development, Animal Industry, and Food Nutrition and Wellness. Shepp also served as Director of the Division of Fruits and Vegetables for six years.
Previously, she worked as a public affairs manager at Florida Citrus Mutual. In addition, her positions have included legislative assistant in Tallahassee and government affairs director.
Shepp holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications/Public Relations from the University of South Florida and an associate degree from St. Petersburg Junior College.