Department of Management Services

Director of People First - David DiSalvo

David DiSalvo

DiSalvo manages the Department of Management Services’ (DMS) People First that oversees the state’s human resource (HR) outsourcing contract with NorthgateArinso, Inc., and acts as the contract manager. He also manages the team from a project manager perspective to ensure the effective development of the state’s HR business requirements, as well as technical specification approval, and user acceptance testing.

Prior to joining DMS in September 2006, DiSalvo was the Human Resources Director for the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF). He served in various state government positions over the past 22 years. At DCF, DiSalvo held diverse roles, such as a change management senior consultant where he received the prestigious Lamarsh Change Master and Facilitation Master Certification; Assistant Staff Director for General Operations where he oversaw the department’s leasing and tangible property programs; and senior management analyst where he led quality improvement and administrative restructuring initiatives.

DiSalvo has also worked in the Florida House of Representatives and the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA). DiSalvo holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA), and received the distinguished Project Management Professional (PMP), Florida Certified Contract Manager (FCCM), and Florida Certified Contract Negotiation (FCCN) certifications.

He was raised in Tallahassee and attended Leon High School. DiSalvo attended Eckerd College and participated in the Florence, Italy, exchange program before attending the Florida State University's MBA program. He is married to Kelley, has two children, and lives in Tallahassee, Florida.