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CFO Jeff Atwater Appoints Steve Burgess as Florida’s Insurance Consumer Advocate

11/5/2013

Contact: Chris Cate
(850) 413-2842
 
TALLAHASSEE – CFO Jeff Atwater today announced the appointment of Steve Burgess as Florida’s Insurance Consumer Advocate.
 
Burgess, 65, of Tallahassee, previously served as Florida’s Insurance Consumer Advocate from 1990 to 1997 and 2004 to 2007. He most recently served as the staff director of the Florida Senate’s Committee on Banking and Insurance, and he has also served as an associate and deputy public counsel. Burgess received his bachelor’s degree in accounting and his law degree from Florida State University.
 
“Steve’s career experience and his understanding of the insurance industry will help further our efforts to hold insurance companies accountable and ensure that Floridians are being treated fairly,” said CFO Atwater. “He is a proven advocate for Florida consumers and I am confident he will represent the best interests of Florida families.”
 
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Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, a statewide elected official, 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.