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Crystal K. Kinzel
Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller
Collier County, Florida

In June 2018, Gov. Rick Scott appointed Crystal as the interim Collier County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller upon the untimely death of Clerk Dwight Brock. Two months later, voters elected her to the position and re-elected her in August 2020.

Crystal has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from George Washington University and she is a Certified Government Financial Manager. She began her career in accounting and finance working for the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), followed by a position with NASDAQ in Washington D.C. At the age of 29, Crystal was the youngest person ever to be appointed as Finance Director for the City of Key West.

In 1988, Sheriff Don Hunter appointed Crystal as Finance Director for the Collier County Sheriff’s Office; a position that she held for 16 years. In 2005 she joined the Office of the Collier County Clerk of Courts, serving as the Director of Finance and later as Chief Deputy.

Crystal is an active member of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and she represents the District 7 Caucus on the statewide Florida Court Clerk and Comptroller Legislative Committee (District 7 encompasses the ten counties of south Florida).
She earned the designation of a Certified Clerk of Court after completing the 240-hour certification program which is designed to promote a mastery of the skills that are necessary to successfully fulfill the constitutional and statutory responsibilities of the office.

Known as a tenacious protector of taxpayer dollars, Crystal is committed to safeguarding public funds and providing first-class customer service to the citizens and taxpayers. Crystal and her husband Mike have four adult children and enjoy being grandparents to several grandchildren.