Laura Moody appointed to EFSC board
June 8, 2022 – Governor Ron DeSantis named Laura Moody to the Eastern Florida State College Board of Trustees.
Moody is the chief legal counsel for the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and replaces Alan Landman, who has held senior council positions since 2009.
“Laura brings a distinguished career to EFSC that will benefit the college, our students and our entire community in important ways. We are thrilled to have her join us and play a key role in guiding us forward,” said EFSC President Dr. Jim Richey.
Richey also thanked Landman for his service, saying his “exceptional leadership was instrumental in transforming EFSC into a state college and launching a host of new programs and degrees that provide students with great careers.”
Moody earned his bachelor’s degree from Flagler College, a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Central Florida, and a law degree from Florida A&M University.
She joined the sheriff’s office in 2019 as legal counsel after serving as an assistant state’s attorney since 2007. In this role, Moody serves as in-house counsel for Sheriff Wayne Ivey and his team.
Moody’s is responsible for research and training on legislative and case law updates; legislative proposals; litigation regarding asset forfeitures and risk protection orders; in addition to other legal issues in which the sheriff’s office is a party.
She also works with the state attorney’s office, the judiciary, and other elements of the local criminal justice system, and coordinates with outside attorneys on specialized assignments.
At the state’s attorney’s office, Moody served as division chief of the criminal trials from 2016 to 2019, and previously division chief of the elders and economic crimes division from 2011 to 2016, during which time she served on the sheriff’s office. Economic crimes. Intervention force.
Her history with the State’s Attorney’s Office began in 2000 working in a juvenile diversion program and as a victims’ rights advocate before going to law school in 2004 where she graduated. Valedictorian of Florida A&M in 2007.
In addition to her work in the State’s Attorney’s Office, Moody served as Treasurer of the Brevard County TRIAD from 2013-2018, a member of the Senior Resource Alliance Advisory Board, and Vice Chair of the Law Society’s Grievance Committee. 18th Judicial Circuit. . She is a member of the Florida Bar, the Brevard County Bar Association, and currently serves on the board of the Vassar B. Carlton Inn of Court in an advisory capacity.
In 2014, she was part of the legislative task force that successfully passed HB 409, “Offences Against Vulnerable Persons,” which significantly improved the likelihood of successful prosecution of crimes against the elderly.
Moody’s nomination is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.