Mr. Herndon's state government career spans over 32 years. He served at the highest levels of management in Florida government, including key positions in the executive branch, the Legislature, and the Cabinet.
Mr. Herndon is the recipient of several state and national public service awards, including the prestigious Florida Distinguished Service Medal for Exceptionally Meritorious Service to the State presented in 1995. A Florida Native, Mr. Herndon is a graduate of the University of South Florida and earned a Master's degree at Florida State University. Mr. Herndon is very active in the Tallahassee community and currently serves on the boards of Capitol Health Plan, the Claude Pepper Foundation, the Lawton Chiles Foundation, and the Florida State University Foundation.