Callie DeHaven has been the Director of State Lands for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection since 2017. Most recently, she spent seven years in the private sector implementing an accelerated conservation land sales program for a timberland landowner, where she led conservation business activities across 1.8 million acres in multiple states.
Prior to that, Ms. DeHaven was the Public Lands Protection Manager for The Nature Conservancy, where she served as the primary negotiator for acquisition of environmentally sensitive land in Florida’s Panhandle. Earlier in her career, she served the public as a Planning Manager in the Division of State Lands. She was the principal liaison between the department and other state agencies in the development of Conservation and Recreation Lands, Preservation 2000 and Florida Forever projects. Ms. DeHaven graduated from Marymount University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts with a focus in Legal Studies