Kevin Karnes has been promotion to Chief Officer of Courts.
Karnes joined the Clerk’s Office in December of 2007 and has held several Court Department positions over these past almost 11 years. Karnes has earned both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Legal Studies and completed the Certified Public Manager’s program from the Florida Center for Public Management, FSU.
The Court Department is a complex and volatile operation. It is highly regulated by Florida Statutes, Court Rules, Administrative Orders, and County Ordinances juxtaposed with operational duties for 160 positions and five divisions, thousands of procedures and policies, improvement and efficiency projects, and technology and automation projects.