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Office of Internal Affairs & Appointments

Boards and Commissions


The Chief Financial Officer has statutory appointing authority for a diverse number of Boards and Commissions throughout the state. It is the CFO's responsibility to appoint qualified individuals to these leadership roles. The Appointments Office coordinates the appointments made by the CFO to the various commissions and boards. As vacancies occur, the openings will be posted on the Open Appointments page. The following list details the boards and commissions to which the CFO has appointing authority and lists the current appointees and the dates that their terms expire. Please note that for several of the boards, the appointment is made by a governing body of which the CFO is a member, and for several others, the CFO makes a recommendation and the final appointment is made by another agency or the Governor. These will specifically be noted in the description of the board or commission.

Florida’s Government in the Sunshine Law, s. 286.011, F.S., is equally applicable to elected and appointed boards or commissions, including advisory boards and committees with duties and responsibilities that include decision-making authority, absent a statutory exemption. Under Florida’s Public Records Law, Chapter 119, F.S., each state and local governmental entity is required to provide the public a right of access to public records of the entity, subject to exceptions established by law or by the Florida Constitution.

Board of Funeral, Cemetery and Consumer Services

The Board of Funeral, Cemetery and Consumer Services was created to to adopt rules and implement duties imposed on the board by ch. 497, F.S., for the regulation of cemeteries and the sale of preneed burial rights and preneed funeral and burial merchandise. The Board is created within the Department of Financial Services and shall consist of 10 members, 9 of whom shall be appointed by the Governor from nominations made by the Chief Financial Officer and confirmed by the Senate.

For this appointment, the CFO makes a recommendation the Governor who makes the final appointment.

Florida Statute 497.101

Governor Appointees by CFO Recommendation

  • Jean Anderson, term expires on 9/30/2019
  • Francisco "Frank" Bango, term expires on 9/30/2019
  • Joseph "Jody" Brandenburg, term expires on 9/30/2017
  • Andrew Clark, term expires on 9/30/2019
  • James Davis, term expires on 9/30/2017
  • Lewis "Lew" H. Hall, Jr., term expires on 9/30/2017
  • Powell Helm, term expires on 9/30/2019
  • Keenan Knopke, term expires on 9/30/2017
  • Vanessa Oliver, term expires on 9/30/2017
Bone Marrow Transplant Advisory Panel

Florida Statute 627.4236 (3)(a) requires the Agency for Health Care Administration to adopt rules specifying the bone marrow transplant procedures that are accepted within the appropriate oncological specialty and are not experimental for purposes of determining coverage by an insurer or a health maintenance organization. The rules must be based upon the recommendations of this advisory panel appointed by the Secretary of the Agency.

For this appointment, the CFO makes a recommendation to an agency that makes the final appointment.

Florida Statute 627.4236

Recommended by the CFO

  • Scott Gwartney
Children and Youth Cabinet

Florida Statute 402.56 created the Children and Youth Cabinet to ensure that the public policy of Florida relating to children and youth promotes interdepartmental collaboration and program implementation in order for services designed for children and youth to be planned, managed and delivered in a holistic and integrated manner to improve the self-sufficiency, safety, economic stability, health and quality of life of all children and youth in Florida.

Florida Statute 402.56

CFO Appointee

  • Victoria Zepp Vangalis, serves at the pleasure of the CFO
Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Board of Governors

Citizens operates according to statutory requirements created by the Florida Legislature and a Plan of Operation approved by the Florida Financial Services Commission. The corporation is governed by a Board of Governors that administers its Plan of Operation. Florida's Governor, President of the Florida Senate, Speaker of the Florida House and the state's Chief Financial Officer each appoint two members to the Board.

Florida Statute 627.351(6)

CFO Appointees

  • John McKay, term expires on 7/31/2020
  • Vacancy
Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology

The Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology was created to adopt findings as to the accuracy or reliability of particular methods or models for hurricane loss projections used in residential property insurance rate filings. The findings of the commission are admissible and relevant in consideration of an insurer’s rate filing by the Office of Insurance Regulation or in any arbitration or administrative or judicial review. The commission shall be administratively housed within the State Board of Administration.

Florida Statute 627.0628

CFO Appointees

  • Patricia Born, serves at the pleasure of the CFO
  • Minchong Mao, serves at the pleasure of the CFO
  • Jainendra Navlakha, Ph.D., serves at the pleasure of the CFO
  • Steve Paris, Ph.D., serves at the pleasure of the CFO
  • Hugh E. Willoughby, Ph.D., serves at the pleasure of the CFO
Commission on the Status of Women (FCSW)

The Florida Commission on the Status of Women is a nonpartisan board, statutorily created in 1991, consisting of 22 appointed members. The Commission’s mandate is to study and make recommendations to the Governor, Cabinet and Legislature on issues affecting women. The Florida Commission on the Status of Women is dedicated to empowering women in achieving their fullest potential, to eliminating barriers to that achievement and to recognizing women's accomplishments. It administers the Florida Women's Hall of Fame, presents the Florida Achievement Award to women throughout the state who have improved the lives of women of Florida and/or serve as positive role models to women and girls in their communities, conducts numerous educational conferences throughout Florida and organizes Women's History Month celebrations.

Florida Statute 14.24

CFO Appointees

  • Rita B. Craig, term expires on 12/31/2019
  • Patti W. Hamilton, term expires on 1/1/2020
  • Wenda A. Lewis, term expires on 12/31/2017
Deferred Compensation Advisory Council (DCAC)

The Council provides assistance and recommendations to the Chief Financial Officer relating to provision of the Deferred Compensation Plan, the insurance and investment options to be offered under the plan, and any other contracts or appointments.

Florida Statute 112.215

CFO Appointee

  • Robin Kinsey, term expires on 6/30/2020*

*This appointment is an employee of the Department of Financial Services (DFS)

Division of Bond Finance Governing Board

This Board is administratively housed within the State Board of Administration and issues bonds on behalf of all State of Florida agencies, the proceeds of which are used to finance public schools, universities, community colleges, state office buildings, roads, bridges, pollution control facilities, water management projects and to acquire land for conservation and recreation pruposes. Additionally, the divison administers volume cap allocation for private activity bonds; provides technical assistance on new financing programs and legislative proposals; provides arbitrage compliance for state bond issues; maintains system for local government reporting on bond issues; and coordinates annual bond disclosure filings required by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The division also issues single family and multi-family housing bonds on behalf of the Florida Housing Finance Agency.

Florida Statute 215.62

CFO Appointee

  • Jimmy Patronis
Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council

The advisory council identifies and makes recommendations concerning the appropriateness of suggested changes to statutes and administrative rules, acts as a clearinghouse for information specific to changes in the provision of emergency medical services and trauma care, and provides technical support in the areas of emergency medical services. This advisory council is administratively housed in the Department of Health.

Florida Statute 401.245

CFO Appointee

  • Preston Bowlin, term expires on 1/4/2019
Enterprise Florida, Inc. Board of Directors

Enterprise Florida, Inc. is responsible for leading Florida's statewide economic development efforts. The organization's mission is to diversify Florida's economy and create better paying jobs for its citizens by supporting, attracting and helping to create businesses in innovative, high-growth industries.

Florida Statute 288.901

CFO Appointee

  • Jimmy Patronis
Fire and Emergency Incident Information System Technical Advisory Panel

The program shall establish and maintain an electronic communication system capable of transmitting fire and emergency incident information to and between fire protection agencies. The Division of State Fire Marshal shall consult with the Division of Forestry of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services of the Department of Health to coordinate data, ensure accuracy of the data, and limit duplication of efforts in data collection, analysis, and reporting.

Florida Statute 633.115

State Fire Marshal Appointees

  • Kenneth Anderson Jr, term expires on 6/30/2018
  • Greg Gay, term expires on 6/30/2018
  • Tim Hyden, term expires on 1/31/2019
  • William Klein, term expires on 10/11/2018
  • Lew Simon, term expires on 6/30/2018
Firefighters Employment, Standards and Training Council

Recommend, for adoption by the division, on matters relating to the funding, general operation, and administration of the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training (Florida State Fire College), including, but not limited to, all standards, training, curriculum, and the issuance of any certificate of competency required by this chapter. Consult and cooperate with any employing agency, university, college, community college, the Florida State Fire College, or other educational institution concerning the development of firefighter training schools and programs of courses of instruction, including, but not limited to, education and training in the areas of fire science, fire technology, fire administration, and all allied and supporting fields.

Florida Statute 633.402

State Fire Marshal Appointees

  • Kenneth Anderson Jr, term expires on 6/30/2018
  • Greg Gay, term expires on 6/30/2018
  • Teresa Kinstle, term expires on 1/31/2019
  • William Klein, term expires on 10/11/2018
  • Lew Simon, term expires on 6/30/2018
Florida Automobile Joint Underwriting Association (FAJUA) Board of Governors

The FAJUA operates subject to the supervision and approval of the Board of Governors. The FAJUA after consultation with insurers is licensed to write automobile insurance in this state, approve a joint underwriting plan for purposes of equitable apportionment or sharing among insurers of automobile liability insurance and other motor vehicle insurance, as an alternate to the plan required in s. 627.351(1). All insurers authorized to write automobile insurance in this state shall subscribe to the plan and participate therein.

Florida Statute 627.311(3)

CFO Appointees

  • Eli M. Feinberg, serves at the pleasure of the CFO
  • Brian Fleming, serves at the pleasure of the CFO
  • Jim Liufau, serves at the pleasure of the CFO
  • Donald R. Moser, MBA, serves at the pleasure of the CFO
  • Michael J. Neimand, serves at the pleasure of the CFO
Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Association (NICA)

There is established the Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Plan for the purpose of providing compensation, irrespective of fault, for birth-related neurological injury claims.

Florida Statute 766.315

CFO Appointees

  • G. Bryan Anderson, term expires on 2/3/2018
  • Steven Dukes, M.D., term expires on 8/31/2019
  • Marcos F. Lorenzo, M.D., term expires on 8/31/2020
  • Charles Lydecker, term expires on 8/31/2020
  • Robert White, Jr., term expires on 8/31/2020
Florida Building Commission

The purpose of this Commission is to adopt rules to implement the provision of he Florida Building Code and the provisions of Ch. 553, F.S. (related to building construction standards and related responsibilities).

For this appointment, the CFO makes a recommendation to the Governor who makes the final appointment.

Florida Statute 553.74

Governor Appointee, Recommended by CFO

  • Charles L. Frank, serves at the pleasure of the Governor
Florida Domestic Security Oversight Council

The Legislature finds that there exists a need to provide executive direction and leadership with respect to terrorism prevention, preparation, protection, response, and recovery efforts by state and local agencies in this state. In recognition of this need, the Domestic Security Oversight Council is hereby created. The council shall serve as an advisory council pursuant to s. 20.03(7) to provide guidance to the state’s regional domestic security task forces and other domestic security working groups and to make recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature regarding the expenditure of funds and allocation of resources related to counter-terrorism and domestic security efforts.

For this appointment, the CFO makes a recommendation to an agency that makes the final appointment.

Florida Statute 943.0313

State Fire Marshal Recommendation

  • Julius Halas, serves at the pleasure of the CFO
Florida Export Finance Corporation Board of Directors

To govern the corporation which was established for the purpose of expanding employment and income opportunities for Florida residents through increased exports of goods and services, by providing Florida businesses with technical and financial assistance. The Florida Export Finance Corporation (FEFC) is a not-for-profit corporation created and funded by the State of Florida to provide assistance to our State's small and medium size exporters.

Florida Statute 288.776

CFO Appointee

  • Maria J. Boue, serves at the pleasure of the CFO
Florida Fire Code Advisory Council

The council shall advise and recommend to the State Fire Marshall changes to and interpretation of the uniform fire safety standards adopted under s.633.022, the Florida Fire Prevention Code, and those portions of the Florida Fire Prevention Code that have the effect of conflicting with building construction standards that are adopted pursuant to ss. 633.0215 and 633.022.

Florida Statute 633.204

State Fire Marshal Appointees

  • Keith P. Allen, term expires on 3/31/2021
  • Jay Carlson, term expires on 3/31/2019
  • Tom Deckert, term expires on 3/30/2021
  • Larry Dickie, term expires on 8/31/2020
  • Paul Dyer, serves at the pleasure of the CFO
  • Michael L. Garrett, term expires on 3/10/2019
  • Steve Kowkabany, PE, term expires on 8/30/2020
  • Charles Raiken, term expires on 12/31/2018
  • Mark Weigly, term expires on 8/24/2021
  • Matthew Welhaf, term expires on 12/11/2020
  • David Woodside, term expires on 7/31/2020
Florida Fire Safety Board

Provides guidance to the State Fire Marshal on activities, such training and educational needs and scope of current industry practices of fire equipment dealers and fire protection systems contractors licensed by the State Fire Marshal.

Florida Statute 633.302

State Fire Marshal Appointees

  • Kevin Garriott, term expires on 6/30/2018
  • John A. Gioseffi, term expires on 6/30/2018
  • Dave G. Haney, term expires on 6/30/2021
  • William Johnson, term expires on 6/30/2020
  • Kimberly Mendoza, serves at the pleasure of the CFO
  • Peter T. Schwab, term expires on 6/30/2021
  • Timothy Mossgrove, term expires on 6/30/2021
Florida Health Maintenance Organization Consumer Assistance Plan (HMO CAP)

The Florida Health Maintenance Organization Consumer Assistance Plan (FHMOCAP), in accordance with F.S. 631.811, provides coverage to persons who lose their coverage due to the insolvency of an HMO. The Board of Directors supervise the operation of HMOCAP.

Florida Statute 631.816

CFO Appointees

  • Raed Assar, term expires on 6/30/2017
  • Stephen Harris, term expires on 6/30/2020
  • John Hogan, term expires on 6/30/2018
  • Michael Keeler, term expires on 6/30/2019
  • John J. Matthews, term expires on 9/8/2017
  • Chris Paterson, term expires on 6/30/2018
  • David Schandel, term expires on 6/30/2018
  • Karen Zeiler, term expires on 6/30/2018
Florida Healthy Kids Corporation

The Florida Healthy Kids Corporation is a private, nonprofit organization created in 1990 by the Florida Legislature to expand access to affordable, high quality health and dental insurance for Florida children. Core responsibilities include: - Administration of Florida Healthy Kids, a comprehensive health and dental insurance program for children age 5 through 18 who do not qualify for Medicaid; - Marketing for Florida KidCare, the umbrella brand for the four government-sponsored health insurance programs serving Florida children -- Medicaid, MediKids, Florida Healthy Kids, and Children's Medical Services Managed Care Plan. The Corporation collaborates with the Governor, Cabinet and Florida Legislature to shape children's health insurance policy, and with more than 250 community-based partners statewide, to educate and enroll families.

Florida Statute 624.91

CFO Appointees

  • Phillip E. Boyce, term expires on 4/30/2018
  • Chip Lamarca, term expires on 11/14/2019
  • Wendy Link, serves at the pleasure of the CFO
  • Amra Resic, MD, FAAFP, term expires on 2/7/2020
  • Tommy Schechtman, term expires on 2/1/2019
  • Paul Whitfield, serves at the pleasure of the CFO
Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund Advisory Council

The Finance Corporation is structured as a tax exempt state trust fund under the direction of the State Board of Administration (SBA). The purpose is to protect and advance the state's interest in maintaining insurance capacity in Florida by providing reimbursements to insurers for a portion of their catastrophic hurricane losses.

This appointment is made by a governing body of which the CFO is a member.

Florida Statute 215.555(8)

SBA Appointees

  • John F. Auer, serves at the pleasure*
  • Donald D. Brown, serves at the pleasure
  • M. Campbell Cawood, serves at the pleasure
  • Alan B. Edwards, serves at the pleasure*
  • Kurtis "Kurt" R. Gurley, serves at the pleasure
  • William Huffcut, serves at the pleasure
  • David Walker, serves at the pleasure*
  • Floyd Yager, serves at the pleasure

*Representing the CFO

Florida Insurance Guaranty Association Board of Directors (FIGA)

The Florida Insurance Guaranty Association (FIGA) handles the claims of insolvent property and casualty insurance companies. The board of directors of the association shall consist of not less than five or more than nine persons serving terms as established in the plan of operation. The department shall approve and appoint to the board persons recommended by the member insurers. The association shall perform its functions under a plan of operation established and approved under s. 631.58 and shall exercise its powers through a board of directors established under s. 631.56.

Florida Statute 631.56

DFS Appointees

  • Kimberly Blackburn, term expires on 2/29/2020
  • Angel D. Bostick Conlin, term expires on 2/29/2020
  • Charles P. Breitstadt, term expires on 2/29/2020
  • David P. Fleming, term expires on 2/29/2020
  • Paula Lutes, term expires on 2/29/2020
  • Pamela Matthews, term expires on 2/29/2020
  • Pamela McQuaid, term expires on 2/29/2020
  • Jennifer Montero, term expires on 2/29/2020
  • Shane Robinson, term expires on 2/29/2020
Florida Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association (FLAHIGA) Board of Directors

There is created a nonprofit legal entity to be known as the Florida Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association. All member insurers shall be and remain members of the association as a condition of their authority to transact insurance in this state, and, further, as a condition of such authority, an insurer shall agree to reimburse the association for all claim payments the association makes on said insurer's behalf if such insurer is subsequently rehabilitated. The association shall perform its functions under the plan of operation established and approved under the provisions of s. 631.721 and shall exercise its powers through a board of directors established under the provisions of s. 631.716.

For this appointment, the CFO makes a recommendation to an agency that makes the final appointment.

Florida Statute 631.716

CFO Appointees

  • Russell Furtick, Esq., term expires on 1/12/2020
  • Michael McCann, term expires on 1/16/2018
  • Elizabeth P. Lindsay, term expires on 1/16/2019
  • John Livingston, term expires on 1/16/2018
  • William Coats, term expires on 1/15/2018
  • Michael J. Tobin, term expires on 1/16/2019
  • Gregory Redmond, term expires on 1/12/2020
  • Gregory Martino, term expires on 1/01/2019
  • Nick Thompson, term expires on 1/01/2019
Florida Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association (FMMJUA)Board of Governors

The Board of Governors supervises the operation of the FMMJUA, which provides medical malpractice insurance to health care providers who are unable to obtain coverage in the voluntary market.

Florida Statute 631.716

CFO Appointees

  • Kathleen B. Atkins-Gunter, term expires on 6/30/2018
  • J. Michael Meyer, term expires on 6/30/2018
  • Kathryn Neville, JD, CPCU, term expires on 6/30/2018
  • James C. Trafton, term expires on 6/30/2018
  • Robert White, Jr., term expires on 6/30/2018
Florida Patients' Compensation Fund Board of Governors

The Board of Governors supervises the operation of the FPCF, which provides excess medical malpractice insurance to health care providers. The FPCF has taken no new policies since June 1983.

Florida Statute 766.105(3)(b)(1)

CFO Appointees

  • William Barnhill, term expires on 6/30/2020
  • Robert P. Fedor, D.O., term expires on 6/30/2020
  • Brian A. Newman, term expires on 6/30/2019
  • James L. Osgard, term expires on 6/30/2018
  • Jerry L. Palmer, term expires on 6/30/2020
  • Todd Patterson, D.O., term expires on 6/30/2018
  • Leonard Schlofman, O.D., term expires on 6/30/2018
Florida Prepaid College Board

The board shall administer the prepaid program and the savings program, and shall perform essential governmental functions as provided in ss. 1009.97-1009.984. For the purposes of s. 6, Art. IV of the State Constitution, the board shall be assigned to and administratively housed within the State Board of Administration, but it shall independently exercise the powers and duties specified in ss. 1009.97-1009.984

Florida Statute 1009.97-1009.98

CFO Appointees

  • Philip E. Marshall, serves at the pleasure of the CFO
Florida Self-Insurers Guaranty Association Board of Directors (FSIGA)

The business and affairs of the Florida Self-Insurers Guaranty Association (FSIGA) shall be governed by the Board, subject to review and oversight by the Department.

Florida Statute 440.385(2)

CFO Appointees

  • Michele L. Adams, term expires on 6/1/2019
  • Alan Bender, term expires on 6/1/2019
  • Charles (Charlie) A. Bowden, term expires on 6/1/2019
  • Dean M. Painter, term expires on 10/31/2018
  • Claude D. Revels, Jr., term expires on 10/31/2018
  • Edward M. Shaw, term expires on 6/1/2019
  • Michael B. Stubee, term expires on 6/1/2019
  • Christine (Chris) Winterling, term expires on 10/31/2018
  • Arden Young, term expires on 6/1/2019
Florida Small Business Development Center Network Statewide Advisory Board

The Florida Small Business Development Center Network is the principal business assistance organization for small businesses in the state. The purpose of the network is to serve emerging and established for-profit, privately held businesses that maintain a place of business in the state. The statewide advisory board shall consist of 19 members from across the state. At least 12 members must be representatives of the private sector who are knowledgeable of the needs and challenges of small businesses. The members must represent various segments and industries of the economy in this state and must bring knowledge and skills to the statewide advisory board which would enhance the board’s collective knowledge of small business assistance needs and challenges. 

Florida Statute 288.001(4)

CFO Appointee

  • Elizabeth Burch, term expires on 8/1/2021
Florida State Employees' Charitable Campaign Statewide Steering Committee

The Department of Management Services shall establish and maintain, in coordination with the payroll system of the Department of Financial Services, an annual Florida State Employees’ Charitable Campaign. Except as provided in subsection (5), this annual fundraising drive is the only authorized charitable fundraising drive directed toward state employees within work areas during work hours, and for which the state will provide payroll deduction. A Florida State Employees’ Charitable Campaign steering committee shall be established with seven members appointed by members of the administration commission, and two members appointed by the secretary of the department from among applications submitted from other agencies or departments. 

Florida Statute 110.181(4)

CFO Appointees

  • Robert Tornillo, serves at the pleasure of the CFO
Florida Surplus Lines Service Office Board of Governors (FSLSO)

To protect consumers seeking insurance in this state, permit surplus lines insurance to be placed with approved surplus lines insurers, establish a self-regulating organization which will promote and permit orderly access to surplus lines insurance in this state, enhance the number and types of insurance products available to consumers in this state, provide a source of advice and counsel for the benefit of consumers, surplus lines agents, insurers and government agencies concerning the operation of the surplus lines insurance market and protect the revenues of this state.

Florida Statute 626.921(4)

CFO Appointees

  • Keith Driggers, term expires on 9/30/2019
  • Roy Fabry, term expires on 9/30/2018
  • Steven M. Finver, term expires on 9/30/2020
  • Michael J. Franzese, term expires on 9/30/2018
  • David Holcombe, term expires on 9/30/2019
  • D. Connor O'Leary, term expires on 9/30/2020
  • Lorna Wirtz, term expires on 9/30/2018
  • Irvin "Skip" Wolf, III, term expires on 9/30/2020
Florida Veterans Hall of Fame Council

The Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame Council is created within the Department of Veterans’ Affairs as an advisory council to nomination persons to be considered for induction into the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame. The Council shall annually accept nominations of persons to be considered for induction into the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame and shall transmit a list of up to 20 nominees to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs for submission to the Governor and the Cabinet who will select the nominees to be inducted.

Florida Statute 265.003

CFO Appointee

  • Jim Harrell, term expires on 1/1/2020
Florida Violent Crime and Drug Control Council

In 1993, the Florida Violent Crime Council was established to financially assist local law enforcement agencies in extraordinary violent crime cases. After Florida’s crime trend slightly shifted from violent crime to drug crimes, the 2001 Legislative Session approved the expansion of the Council to include funding for drug investigations. Renamed the Violent Crime and Drug Control Council (Council), the Council now has the ability to provide supplemental funding to local and state law enforcement agencies working violent crime, major drug and money laundering investigations, and victim/witness protection and relocation efforts. The Legislature supports the funding of the Council on a year-to-year basis. As prescribed by statute, the Council membership is comprised of 14 members to advise the FDLE Executive Director (Commissioner) and make recommendations on the development and implementation of initiatives to combat violent crime, drug trafficking, and money laundering.

Florida Statute 943.031

CFO Appointee

  • Jay Etheridge, serves at the pleasure of the CFO
Florida Water Pollution Control Finance Corporation Board of Directors

The Florida Water Pollution Control Financing Corporation is created as a nonprofit public-benefit corporation for the purpose of financing or refinancing the costs of projects and activities described in ss. 403.1835 and 403.8532. The projects and activities described in those sections constitute a public governmental purpose; are necessary for the health, safety, and welfare of all residents; and include legislatively approved fixed capital outlay projects.The Board of Directors governs the Florida Water Pollution control Finance Corporation, established for the purposes of financing the costs of water pollution control projects and activities.

Florida Statute 403.1837

CFO Appointee

  • Stephanie Leeds, serves at the pleasure of the CFO
Florida Workers' Compensation Insurance Guaranty Association Board of Directors (FWCIGA)

The Florida Workers' Compensation Joint Underwriting Association (FWCJUA) was created in 1993 to provide workers' compensation insurance to Florida employers who are required by law to maintain such insurance, but are unable to obtain coverage in the private marketplace. The Board supervises the operation of FWCIGA, which guarantees the payments of claims of insolvent workers’ compensation insurers and group self-insurance funds.

This appointment is made by a governing body of which the CFO is a member.

Florida Statute 631.912

CFO Appointees

  • David Conway, term expires on 9/30/2021
  • James Costa, term expires on 9/30/2021
  • Anthony "Tony" M. Grippa, serves at the pleasure of the CFO
  • Alan E. Hair, term expires on 9/30/2021
  • Timothy Spear, CRM, CIC, term expires on 9/30/2021
  • Thomas Stahl, term expires on 9/30/2021
  • Brett Stiegel, term expires on 9/30/2021
  • John H. Weber, term expires on 9/30/2019
  • Christina Welch, term expires on 9/30/2019
Florida Workers' Compensation Joint Underwriting Association (WCJUA) Board of Governors

The association has been charged with the duty of administering the Florida workers' compensation residual market mechanism to provide workers' compensation and employers liability insurance to employers who are required to maintain such coverage by law but are unable to procure it in the voluntary market and who are willing to implement reasonable loss prevention programs to provide safe work places. The Board of Governors of the FWCJUA has been charged with the duty of administering the Florida Workers Compensation residual market mechanism.

Florida Statute 627.311(5)(a)

Financial Services Commission Appointees

  • Charlie Clary, term expires on 6/30/2019
  • Mark Hogle, term expires on 6/30/2019
  • Tom Koval, term expires on 6/30/2019
  • Robert T. Moore, term expires on 6/30/2019
  • Claude D. Revels, Jr., term expires on 6/30/2019
  • Steven T. Solomon, term expires on 6/30/2019
  • James Ward, term expires on 6/30/2019
Florida Workers' Compensation Three-Member Panel

The Workers' Compensation Three-Member Panel determines statewide schedules of maximum reimbursement allowances for medically-necessary treatment, care, and attendance provided by physicians, hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, work-hardening programs, pain programs, and durable medical equipment.

Florida Statute 440.13(12)

CFO Appointee

  • David Altmaier, serves at the pleasure of the CFO
Great Floridians Program Ad Hoc Committee

The Great Floridian designation is presented annually in recognition of the outstanding achievements of men and women who have made significant contributions to the progress and welfare of this state. Under Section 267.0731, Florida Statutes, an ad hoc committee, comprised of representatives of the Governor, each member of the Florida Cabinet, the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Florida Secretary of State, meets to nominate citizens for designation as a Great Floridian. Following that, the Secretary of State selects no fewer than two nominees to be officially named a Great Floridian.

For this appointment, the CFO makes a recommendation to an agency that makes the final appointment.

Florida Statute 267.0731

CFO Appointee

  • Ralph Rish, serves at the pleasure of the CFO
Housing Development Corporation of Florida Board of Directors

The Board’s purpose shall include mobilization of capital; financing new or rehabilitated housing, particularly for persons of low to moderate income in the state; finding new methods of providing subsidies for housing; encouraging and assisting, through loans, including loans at below-market interest rates, investments, or other business transactions, in the elimination of substandard housing in this state.

Florida Statute 420.101

CFO Appointees

  • Tim Keating, serves at the pleasure of the CFO
  • Vacancy, serves at the pleasure of the CFO
Inland Protection Finance Corporation Board of Directors

There is hereby created a nonprofit public benefit corporation to be known as the “Inland Protection Financing Corporation” for the purpose of financing the rehabilitation of petroleum contamination sites pursuant to ss. 376.30-376.317. The corporation shall be governed by a board of directors consisting of the Governor or the Governor’s designee, the Chief Financial Officer or the Chief Financial Officer’s designee, the Attorney General or the Attorney General’s designee, and the Secretary of Environmental Protection. The executive director of the State Board of Administration shall be the chief executive officer of the corporation.

Florida Statute 376.3075

CFO Appointee

  • Jimmy Patronis
Joint Task Force on State Agency Law Enforcement Communication

The Joint Task Force on State Agency Law Enforcement Communications (JTF Board) was established in DMS by Section 282.709 Florida Statutes, adjunct to the department "to advise the department of member-agency needs relating to the planning, designing, and establishment of the statewide communication system." Additionally, the State Law Enforcement Trust Fund is established in DMS. This trust fund is funded from surcharges collected under ss.320.0802 and 328.72, Florida Statutes.

Florida Statute 282.709

CFO Appointee

  • Tim Cannon, serves at the pleasure of the CFO
Residential Construction Mitigation Program Advisory Council

The Residential Construction Mitigation Program (RCMP) receives $7 million annually from the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Trust Fund. The program is developed in coordination with Advisory Council whose members consist of representatives from the Florida Association of  Counties, the Florida Department of Insurance, the Federation of Manufactured Home Owners, the Florida Manufactured Housing Association, the Florida Insurance Council, and the Florida Home Builders Association.

Florida Statute 215.559(5)

CFO Appointee

  • Patricia Commander, serves at the pleasure of the CFO
State Board of Administration Audit Committee

The State Board of Administration Audit Committee was created to assist the Board of Trustees of the State Board of Administration (SBA) in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities in the areas of financial reporting, internal controls and risk assessment, audit processes, and compliance with laws, rules, and regulations.

This appointment is made by a governing body of which the CFO is a member.

Florida Statute 215.44

CFO Appointee

  • Mark Thompson, term expires on 2/11/2019
State Board of Administration Investment Advisory Council

There is created a six-member Investment Advisory Council to review the investments made by the staff of the Board of Administration and to make recommendations to the board regarding investment policy, strategy, and procedures. The council shall meet with staff of the board at least once each quarter and shall provide a quarterly report directly to the Board of Trustees of the State Board of Administration at a meeting of the board.

This appointment is made by a governing body of which the CFO is a member.

Florida Statute 215.444

CFO Appointees

  • Chuck E. Cobb, term expires on 12/1/2019
  • Peter H. Collins, term expires on 12/31/2021
  • Robert Jones, term expires on 2/1/2019
State Emergency Response Commission for Hazardous Materials

The State Emergency Response Commission is responsible for implementing federal EPCRA provisions in Florida and serving as a technical advisor and information clearinghouse for state and federal hazardous materials programs. The Florida Division of Emergency Management is the lead agency responsible for implementing EPCRA and provides staff support to the SERC. The Commission conducts quarterly public meetings in varying locations throughout the state. Currently, SERC membershipcomprises 23 Governor-appointed individuals who represent the interests of state and local government, emergency services, industry and the environment.

For this appointment, the CFO makes a recommendation to the Governor, who makes the final appointment.

Florida Statute 252.82

Governor Appointee, Recommended by CFO

  • John Kohnke, serves at the pleasure of the Governor
Subscriber Assistance Panel

The Subscriber Assistance Program (SAP) is a State of Florida program designed to assist consumers of managed care entities, such as Health Maintenance Organizations, Prepaid Health Clinics, Prepaid Health Plans, and Exclusive Provider Organizations, with grievances that have not been satisfactorily resolved. The consumer must first complete the entire grievance process of the managed care entity before filing a grievance with the program, unless the grievance is of an urgent nature. If the consumer's grievance meets the required criteria, the program's staff will schedule the grievance for a hearing before an independent panel. After the hearing, the panel will make a recommendation based on the finding of fact either to the Agency for Health Care Administration or the Office of Insurance Regulation, to ensure that consumers in the State of Florida receive the quality medical services rightfully due. Insurance Consumer Advocate, or designee thereof, shall be on the panel.

Florida Statute 408.7056(11)(a)

CFO Appointees

  • Merribeth Bohanon, serves at the pleasure of the CFO
  • Tasha Carter, serves at the pleasure of the CFO
Technology Advisory Council

The Technology Advisory Council, consisting of seven members, is established within the Agency for State Technology and shall be maintained pursuant to s. 20.052. The council shall consider and make recommendations to the executive director on such matters as enterprise information technology policies, standards, services, and architecture. The council may also identify and recommend opportunities for the establishment of public-private partnerships when considering technology infrastructure and services in order to accelerate project delivery and provide a source of new or increased project funding.

Florida Statute 20.61(3)

Cabinet Appointee

  • Donna Slyster, term expires on 6/22/2019
Treasury Investment Committee

There is created a Treasury Investment Committee within the Division of Treasury consisting of at least five members who must possess special knowledge, experience, and familiarity in finance, investments, or accounting. The members of the committee shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Chief Financial Officer. The committee shall annually elect a chair and vice chair from among its membership.

Florida Statute 17.575

CFO Appointees

  • George E.A. Barbar, term expires on 3/31/2021
  • Robert K. Doyle, term expires on 12/31/2017
  • Peter J. Gardner, term expires on 2/15/2019
  • Millard David Roberts, term expires on 3/31/2018
  • Katy Wojciechowski, term expires on 2/15/2019
Triumph Gulf Coast, Inc. Board of Directors

There is created within the Department of Economic Opportunity a nonprofit corporation, to be known as Triumph Gulf Coast, Inc., which shall be registered, incorporated, organized, and operated in compliance with chapter 617, and which is not a unit or entity of state government. Triumph Gulf Coast, Inc., may receive, hold, invest, and administer the Recovery Fund in support of this act. Triumph Gulf Coast, Inc., is a separate budget entity and is not subject to control, supervision, or direction by the Department of Economic Opportunity in any manner, including, but not limited to, personnel, purchasing, transactions involving real or personal property, and budgetary matters. The board of directors shall formulate an investment policy governing the investment of the principal of the Recovery Fund. The policy shall pertain to the types, kinds, or nature of investment of any of the funds, and any limitations, conditions or restrictions upon the methods, practices, or procedures for investment, reinvestments, purchases, sales, or exchange transactions, provided such policies shall not conflict with nor be in derogation of any state constitutional provision or law. The policy shall be formulated with the advice of the financial advisor in consultation with the State Board of Administration.

Florida Statute 288.8014

CFO Appointee

  • Stephen Riggs, term expires on 11/14/2017

If you would like to have an application on file for future appointments, please complete the questionnaire below, print, date and sign. The original should be mailed to the CFO's Appointments Office. You will be contacted if further information is needed. Please email questions to Appointments@MyFloridaCFO.com.


Questionnaire for Appointment Consideration