Executive Director

Executive Director Michelle Wilson

In her role as Executive Director, Michelle Wilson supervises day-to-day operations of the Florida Commission on Human Relations. She directs all management areas Ė including administration, information technology, quality control, human resources, communications and research Ė and oversees legal and investigation activities in conjunction with the Commissionís general counsel.

Wilson served as FCHRís budget director for 10 years before Commissioners unanimously selected her to be Executive Director in December 2011. She succeeded long-time director Derick Daniel, who retired earlier that year.

A Gainesville native who spent most of her childhood in Tampa, Wilson earned a bachelorís degree in business economics from Florida A&M University and is pursuing a Masterís Degree Specializing in Leadership at the University of West Florida. She worked in budget-related positions for the Senate Appropriations Committee, the Governorís Office and the state Department of Management Services before coming to FCHR as budget director in 2001.

During her time at FAMU, she also met her husband Errol. The couple, who have been married more than 24 years, lives in Wakulla County with their three children.

Active in her community, Michelle is a member of a variety of community organizations including the Zonta Club of Tallahassee which is an organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy.