Instructor Biography

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Amy Baker

After spending two years in the Florida House Appropriations Committee as both the deputy and actual staff director, Ms. Baker became the Coordinator of the Florida Legislature’s Office of Economic & Demographic Research in 2004. In this role, she serves as the Legislature’s Chief Economist. She has worked in or for state government since 1986, serving in both the executive and legislative branches of government. Some of her past jobs include Legislative Affairs Director for Governor Bob Martinez, Chief of Staff for former Senator Ander Crenshaw when he was President of the Florida Senate, and Chief Financial Officer for the Department of Children and Families. Living in Florida since 1980, she did her graduate work in Economics at Florida State University.