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CFO Jeff Atwater Names Citizens Board Appointees

8/16/2011

Contact: Alexis Lambert
(850) 413-2842

TALLAHASSEE—Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today announced the appointments of Nancy Baily and Rob Wallace to the Board of Governors for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation.  

“With Nancy’s vast experience in the private insurance industry and Rob’s deep understanding of the financial impact of decisions made in Tallahassee, I am confident that they will be great assets to the board and Florida’s insurance consumers,” said CFO Atwater.  “They will be diligent and insightful in the important work ahead.”

Nancy Baily is a former chair of the Florida Insurance Council with nearly 20 years of experience in the insurance industry.  She most recently served as the President and CEO of Travelers of Florida, the second largest provider of property and casualty insurance in the United States.  Baily is formerly the Executive Director of the Florida Chapter of the ALS Association, a non-profit organization that helps patients and families struggling with Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Rob Wallace is a lifelong resident of Tampa, where he has been a civil and environmental engineer for more than 35 years.  He helped found and serves as the president of Environmental Engineering Consultants, Inc., a firm that assists manufacturers and property owners with managing engineering and environmental risks.  In 1994, Wallace was elected to the Florida House of Representatives serving Northwest Hillsborough and Northern Pinellas counties.  In the House, he was known as an advocate for small businesses.

The governor, chief financial officer, president of the Senate and speaker of the House each appoint two members, one of which must have demonstrated expertise in insurance.

Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, a statewide elected official and officer of the Florida Cabinet, oversees the Department of Financial Services.  CFO Atwater’s priorities include fighting financial fraud, abuse and waste in government, reducing government spending and regulatory burdens that chase away businesses, and providing transparency and accountability in spending.