Tajiana is an accomplished leader with experience in issue management, strategic communications and organizational management. Tajiana Ancora-Brown joined Walt Disney World as the Director, External Affairs in July 2018. Previously she was the Chief of Staff for the Florida Department of Revenue, where she directed day to day functions for an agency of 5,000 employees and an annual operating budget of $500M. She led efforts on crisis and emergency management, and enhanced agency issue management processes. Prior to that, she was the Deputy Director of Policy in the Executive Office of the Governor, where she helped develop and manage state policy priorities on behalf of Governor Scott. She entered the public sector as the communications director for the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
Before entering the public sector, she was a regional director in a public affairs firm where she developed strategic communications for a Fortune 200 company focused on environmental policy. Tajiana earned an MBA from the University of Miami and a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University.