AG-elect makes appointments January 1, 2003 Regular News AG-elect makes appointments Attorney General-elect Charlie Crist recently announced the first appointments to the team that will manage the operations of the Attorney General’s Office and the Department of Legal Affairs.In addition to the appointment of new managers, some current staff members were re-appointed.“I am excited by the quality of individuals who are willing to serve the public,” Crist said. “We are assembling an experienced, diverse team of talented leaders who aggressively will represent the interests of our clients — the people of Florida.”The appointments include: • George S. LeMieux, deputy attorney general and chief of staff. • Melinda M. Miguel, inspector general. • Allison K. Bethel, re-appointed director of civil rights. • JoAnn Carrin, director of communications. • Patricia R. Gleason re-appointed general counsel specializing in Florida’s Government-in-the-Sunshine Law. • Jerry L. McDaniel, responsible for areas including administrative services and information systems. • Kent J. Perez, re-appointed chief cabinet aide. • Betsy Seidel, senior executive assistant to the AG. • Robert J. Sparks, director of External Affairs. • Carolyn Snurkowski, re-appointed director of Criminal Appeals and Capital Collateral.