Kaitlyn Pearson

Posted on: February 25, 2018, by :

The past FLEPIOA Secretary is Kaitlyn Pearson

Kaitlyn joined FLEPIOA in 2016, when she was elected Secretary. In October 2017, Kaitlyn was elected for another 2-year term.  She completed her role as Secretary on the FLEPIOA Executive Board of Directors in October 2019 following the FLEPIOA Annual Training Conference.

Kaitlyn is the Communications Director for the State Attorney’s Office, 10th Judicial Circuit. Her office handles criminal prosecutions and advises grand juries for Polk, Highlands and Hardee Counties.

She transitioned to the role of a Public Information Officer for the SAO after spending two years as a newspaper reporter covering crime and breaking news in Polk County. State Attorney Brian Haas saw the need to begin distributing information to the public about what the office does, so he created the communications department in July of 2016 and put Kaitlyn in charge.

Kaitlyn’s daily duties include fulfilling public records requests for various print and television outlets from Orlando to Tampa. She shares the role of spokesperson with State Attorney Brian Haas. In addition to documenting trials and the day-to-day work of the Assistant State Attorneys, she also handles the SAO’s social media accounts by writing content and taking the photos and videos that are posted.

In her spare time, Kaitlyn sings in a jazz duo and plays piano.

Fun fact? Her fellow board members spell her name “K8Lyn”