GALLAGHER NAMES NEW GENERAL COUNSEL
Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher announced today that Carlos Muniz, former deputy general counsel to Governor Jeb Bush, has been tapped to serve as general counsel of the Department of Financial Services.
Muniz, who has several years of corporate law and civil and administrative litigation experience, replaces Pete Dunbar, who recently returned to his private law practice at Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell and Dunbar, P.A. Muniz will start April 12.
“The citizens of Florida and the employees of this department will be well served by Carlos Muniz’s experience and intellect,” Gallagher said. “I am looking forward to having him on the team.”
“I'm honored to join the outstanding team that Treasurer Gallagher has assembled at the Department of Financial Services,” Muniz said. “I will do my best to live up to the high standards established by my predecessor in the general counsel position, Pete Dunbar.” Dunbar will continue as Special Counsel to the CFO on storm-related matters.
Gadsden, Florida's fifth county, was formed in 1823. It once ran from Georgia to the Gulf of Mexico, from the Suwannee River to the Apalachicola River. Quincy, the county seat, was incorporated in 1828. The courthouse, above, was built in 1912.