We Caught Up with Chris Hart IV to Discuss Today’s Innovations for Improving Government Efficiency

Chris Hart IV, CEO of Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers recently met with the Florida Chamber Foundation to discuss the services the Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers provide businesses and citizens, and the innovations being used to ensure their mission of protecting the public trust is carried out effectively and efficiently. View our three part interview with Mr. Hart below.


Managing Millions of Case Filings for Floridians

The Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers provides a variety of services including jury duty, issuing marriage licenses, collecting  and disbursing fines, and processing passports.

On the Role of Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers

Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers are one of the best kept secrets in the state of Florida. They have nearly a thousand functions, duties and responsibilities both in statute and throughout the constitution. Nearly 6 million Floridians utilize the Court Clerks and Comptrollers services every year.

On Enhancing Access to Core Government Services

Ensuring data is transferred throughout the state to partners like FDLE, Department of Corrections, our sheriffs and others to ensure that free exchange of information between governmental units helps to improve the efficiently and effectiveness of Florida’s government. Which is really important when you consider that here in the state of Florida 11 percent of Florida’s real GDP is spent on government.


 Government Efficiency and Data Integrity

In their comptroller role, the Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers are responsible for reviewing county finances and serving as auditors.

On Ensuring Tax Dollars Are Spent Efficiently

They are basically ensuring that when tax dollars are extracted from our citizens and our businesses that those tax dollars are spent wisely and they are spent the way that they were supposed to have been spent when the policies were put in place.



Aligning with Florida 2030 Targets

The Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers is using technology to help respond to growing needs throughout Florida. Mr. Hart discusses how technology is helping streamline the process of managing the millions of filings that go through the court system.

On Government Efficiency

Our court clerks have said we don’t want to be on the bleeding edge but we definitely want to be on the cutting edge. We want to ensure we are serving our citizens better today than we did yesterday and that we continue to improve.


Some of our court clerks have already made great gains in embedding artificial intelligence within their record keeping. It’s allowing them to enter the information much more quickly, much more effectively, to ensure we have good data quality and that we’re managing that data.

Florida Leaders to Speak at Florida Chamber 2017 International Days

Will You be Part of the Conversation?

Join the Florida Chamber of Commerce and Florida’s international business community for the Florida Chamber’s 2017 International Days event, held February 14-15 in Tallahassee. With 2.5 million Florida jobs supported by international trade and commerce, will you be part of this conversation? Register today; early bird registration rates end December 30.


Business and Industry Leaders Speaking Include:

  • The Honorable Nagesh Singh, Consul General of India – Atlanta
  • Chris Hart IV, Incoming Secretary of Commerce and President/CEO of Enterprise Florida
  • Dr. Mark Rosenberg, President of Florida International University; Chairman of Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce 
  • Jacob Stuart, President, Central Florida Partnership
  • Glenn Cooper, Shareholder, GrayRobinson P.A.
  • Mark Wilson, President andCEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce


Sponsorship Opportunities are Available

Contact Dan Tapia for more information on what being an event sponsor means.


Congratulations to Chris Hart IV On Being Named President and CEO of Enterprise Florida, Inc.

The Florida Chamber of Commerce today congratulates Chris Hart IV on being named President and CEO of Enterprise Florida (EFI).

“Talent is replacing tax incentives as the economic development tool of choice, and who better to lead Florida’s economic development efforts than the nation’s best workforce champion, Chris Hart,” said MARK WILSON, President and CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

During Hart’s tenure as President and CEO of CareerSource Florida, he helped connect businesses with a talented workforce and assisted more than 340,000 Floridians in securing employment opportunities.

For 100 years, the Florida Chamber – Florida’s voice for business — has advocated for private-sector job creation. The Florida Chamber led the 1996 efforts encouraging the Florida Legislature to formally create EFI as a public-private organization and to place economic development and international trade at the helm of its mission in securing jobs for Floridians.  Since 2011, EFI has secured competitive projects to Florida that will bring more than 100,000 jobs and more than $8 billion in capital investment to Florida’s communities.

With six million more Floridians expected to call Florida home by 2030, it’s important Florida remain focused on free enterprise and private-sector job creation to help ensure Floridians have job opportunities.

The Florida Chamber looks forward to continuing our partnership with EFI and Hart to create jobs and economic opportunities for all Floridians.



Established in 1916 as Florida’s first statewide business advocacy organization, the Florida Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business and the state’s largest federation of employers, chambers of commerce and associations aggressively representing small and large businesses from every industry and every region. The Florida Chamber works within all branches of government to affect those changes set forth in the annual Florida Business Agenda, and which are seen as crucial to secure Florida’s future. The Florida Chamber works closely with its Florida Political Operations and the Florida Chamber Foundation. Visit www.FLChamber.com for more information. 136 South Bronough Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301