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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

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.

LOCATION OF MEETINGS: Although the Board is required to meet only once every 6 months, the Board meets every month, alternating between in-person and telephonic meetings. In-person meetings take place throughout the state. Locations are announced and published in advance. Specific information about the in-person locations and/or telephonic meetings may be found on the website of the Division of Funeral, Cemetery, and Consumer Services at: https://www.myfloridacfo.com/Division/funeralcemetery/Board/BoardScheduleandNotices.htm

For this appointment, the CFO makes a recommendation to 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 9/30/2021
  • Andrew Clark, term expires on 9/30/2019
  • Lewis "Lew" H. Hall, Jr., term expires on 9/30/2021
  • Powell Helm, term expires on 9/30/2019
  • Keenan Knopke, term expires on 9/30/2021
  • Darrin Williams, term expires on 9/30/2021
Bone Marrow Transplant Advisory Panel

Florida Statute 627.4236 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.

MEETINGS: Biennally (minimum)

LOCATION OF MEETINGS: Agency for Health Care Administration, Tallahassee, FL

Florida Statute 627.4236

Recommended by the CFO

  • Scott Gwartney
Children and Youth Cabinet

Florida Statute 402.56(3) 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.

MEETINGS: 4 times a year; usually 4 hour meeting with optional dinner night before if a morning meeting.

MEETING LOCATIONS: In different regions of the state in order to solicit input from the public and any other individual offering testimony relevant to the issues considered. Each meeting must include a public comment session.

Florida Statute 402.56

CFO Appointee

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

BOARD DUTIES:
• Supervises and approves Citizens’ operations.
Specific duties include:
• Make and levy assessments and policyholder surcharges.
• Appoint and supervise the Office of Internal Auditor (which the Board does through the Audit Committee).
• Make recommendations to the Office of Insurance Regulation as to insurance rates; provide for the filing of rates, forms and rules concerning the classification of risks.
• Review and approve Citizens’ audited financial statements.
• Adopt the Code of Ethics.
• Approve the budget.
• Retain an independent auditing firm for the Corporation.
• Adopt the Procurement/Purchasing Policy.
• Approve contracts at or over $100,000.
• Establish programs for depopulation and the criteria for computing and determining Voluntary Credits and other statutory credits as exemptions from regular assessments.
• Create the Market Accountability Advisory Committee.
• Approve Underwriting Manual.
• Approval of all loan, credit connected with indebtedness to be incurred by or on behalf of the Corporation, trust indenture, Financial Products or other financing agreements and related documents.

Citizens Property Insurance Corporation shall provide insurance for residential and commercial property, for applicants who are in good faith entitled, but are unable, to procure insurance through the voluntary market. The Corporation shall strive to increase the availability of affordable property insurance in this state, while achieving efficiencies and economies, and while providing service to policyholders, applicants, and agents which is no less than the quality generally provided in the voluntary market, for the achievement of the foregoing public purposes.

MEETINGS: Approximately Quarterly (at the discretion of the Chair)

MEETING LOCATION: Regionally through the state

Florida Statute 627.351(6)

CFO Appointees

  • Mark Dunbar, term expires on 7/31/2019
  • John McKay, term expires on 7/1/2020
Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology

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.

MEETINGS: Minimum of 4 per year and up to 6 per year

MEETING LOCATION: Tallahassee

Florida Statute 627.0628

CFO Appointees

  • Patricia Born, serves at the pleasure of the CFO
  • Jeffery McCarty, 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 dedicated to empowering women in achieving their fullest potential, to eliminating barriers to that achievement and to recognizing women's accomplishments.

*Administers the Florida Women's Hall of Fame. Submits 10 names to the Governor to select from. Governor typically selects 2 names, and a formal ceremony is held in the Spring.

*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. (8 were selected for 2011)

*Conducts numerous educational conferences throughout Florida

*Organizes Women's History Month celebrations.

MEETINGS: Quarterly

MEETING LOCATION: Tallahassse (1st & 4th Quarter), the other two are held regionally

Florida Statute 14.24

CFO Appointees

  • Rita B. Craig, term expires on 12/31/2019
  • Sophia Eccleston, term expires on 1/1/2020
  • Wenda A. Lewis, term expires on 12/31/2021
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.

MEETINGS: Twice a year (or at the call of the chair)

MEETING LOCATION: Tallahassee

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.

MEETINGS: Coincide with Cabinet meetings

MEETING LOCATION: Tallahassee

Florida Statute 215.62

CFO Appointee

  • Jimmy Patronis
Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council

This advisory council was created for the purpose of acting as the advisory body to the emergency medical services program. This advisory council is administratively housed in the Department of Health.

MEETINGS: January, July and October (in person meetings); then other meetings as necessary by conference call.

MEETING LOCATION: January - Daytona Beach (FL Fire Chiefs' conference), July - Orlando (Clincon Conference, FL Emergency Medical Foundation) and October - various locations

Florida Statute 401.245

CFO Appointee

  • Jesse Blaire, term expires on 12/1/2021
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.

MEETINGS: Quarterly

MEETING LOCATION: Through out the State

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.

MEETINGS: Quarterly

MEETING LOCATION: January in conjunction with the FL Fire Chiefs' Fire Rescue East Annual Conf. April in Tallahassee; July in conjuntion with the FL Fire Chiefs' Summer Conf; October at the FL State Fire College in Ocala.

Florida Statute 633.115

State Fire Marshal Appointees

  • Mike Bellamy, term expires on 6/30/2022
  • Teresa Kinstle, term expires on 1/31/2019
  • William Klein, term expires on 10/11/2018
  • David Lee, term expires on 6/30/2022
  • Randy Touchton, term expires on 6/30/2022
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.

MEETINGS: Quarterly

MEETING LOCATION: January in conjunction with the FL Fire Chiefs' Fire Rescue East Annual Conference; April in Tallahassee; July in conjuntion with the FL Fire Chiefs' Summer Conference; October at the FL State Fire College in Ocala

Florida Statute 633.402

State Fire Marshal Appointees

  • Mike Bellamy, term expires on 6/30/2022
  • Teresa Kinstle, term expires on 1/31/2019
  • William Klein, term expires on 10/11/2018
  • David Lee, term expires on 6/30/2022
  • Randy Touchton, term expires on 6/30/2022
First 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. MEETINGS: Quarterly - January, April, July and October

LOCATION OF MEETINGS: Tampa

Florida Statute 420.101

CFO Appointees

  • Monte Stevens, serves at the pleasure of the CFO
  • Vacancy, serves at the pleasure of the CFO
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.

MEETINGS: Twice a Year (April and September)

MEETING LOCATION: Usually Tampa

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.

MEETINGS: As called by the Chair or as needed (appx. 4 times per year)

MEETING LOCATION: Regionally throughout the state

Florida Statute 766.315

CFO Appointees

  • G. Bryan Anderson, term expires on 8/31/2021
  • 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

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).

MEETINGS: Every 6 - 7 weeks

MEETING LOCATION: Usually Central Florida

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

  • John Gatlin, 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.

MEETINGS: Semiannually and as necessary.
MEETING LOCATION: Regionally through the State

The Domestic Security Oversight Council shall serve as an advisory council to the Governor, the Legislature, and the Chief of Domestic Security. The council shall:

1. Review the development, maintenance, and operation of a comprehensive multidisciplinary domestic security strategy that will guide the state's prevention, preparedness, protection, response, and recovery efforts against terrorist attacks and make appropriate recommendations to ensure the implementation of that strategy.
2. Review the development of integrated funding plans to support specific projects, goals, and objectives necessary to the state's domestic security strategy and make appropriate recommendations to implement those plans.
3. Review and recommend approval of prioritized recommendations from regional domestic security task forces and state working groups on the use of available funding to ensure the use of such funds in a manner that best promotes the goals of statewide, regional, and local domestic security through coordinated planning and implementation strategies.
4. Review and recommend approval of statewide policies and operational protocols that support the domestic security efforts of the regional domestic security task forces and state agencies.
5. Review the overall statewide effectiveness of domestic security and counter-terrorism efforts in order to provide suggestions to improve or enhance those efforts.
6. Review the efforts of any agency or entity involved in state or local domestic security and counter-terrorism efforts that requests assistance or that appears to need such review in order to provide suggestions to improve or enhance those efforts.
7. Review efforts within the state to better secure state and local infrastructure against terrorist attack and make recommendations to enhance the effectiveness of such efforts.
8. Review and recommend legislative initiatives related to the state's domestic security and provide endorsement or recommendations to enhance the effectiveness of such efforts.
9. Review statewide or multiagency mobilizations and responses to major domestic security incidents and recommend suggestions for training, improvement of response efforts, or improvement of coordination or for other strategies that may be derived as necessary from such reviews.
10. Conduct any additional review or inquiry or make recommendations to the Governor and Legislature in support of other initiatives, as may be necessary, to fulfill the function of general oversight of the state's domestic security and counter-terrorism efforts and to promote increased security.
11. Promote and preserve intergovernmental cooperation and consensus among state and local agencies, the Federal Government, private entities, other states, and other nations, as appropriate, under the guidance of the Governor.

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.

MEETINGS: Quarterly

LOCATION OF MEETINGS: 2 in Miami; 2 via Teleconference

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 Marshal 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.

MEETINGS: Quarterly

MEETING LOCATION: Usually Orlando

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
  • Larry Dickie, term expires on 8/31/2020
  • Paul Dyer, term expires on 1/3/2019
  • Michael L. Garrett, term expires on 3/10/2019
  • Steve Kowkabany, PE, term expires on 8/30/2020
  • David Kramer, term expires on 3/30/2021
  • Charles Raiken, term expires on 12/31/2018
  • Randy Walker, term expires on 8/30/2021
  • 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 contactors licensed by the State Fire Marshal.

MEETINGS: Quarterly and as needed

MEETING LOCATION: Regionally through the State and by Conference Call

Florida Statute 633.302

State Fire Marshal Appointees

  • Kevin Garriott, term expires on 6/30/2022
  • John A. Gioseffi, term expires on 6/30/2022
  • 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
  • Timothy Mossgrove, term expires on 6/30/2021
  • Peter T. Schwab, 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.

MEETINGS: Annual Board Meeting (and as necessary)

MEETING LOCATIONS: Tallahassee or teleconference

Florida Statute 631.816

CFO Appointees

  • Raed Assar, term expires on 6/30/2021
  • 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 6/30/2021
  • Chris Paterson, term expires on 6/30/2018
  • Lourdes Rivas, term expires on 6/30/2021
  • 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.

MEETINGS: 4 times per year

LOCATION OF MEETINGS: 2 meetings Central/South Florida; others in Tallahassee

Florida Statute 624.91

CFO Appointees

  • Phillip E. Boyce, term expires on 4/30/2021
  • Chip Lamarca, term expires on 11/14/2019
  • Stephanie Haridopolos, Chair, Florida Healthy Kids Board, 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 Florida Hurrricane Catastrophe Fund Advisory Council is structured as a tax exempt state trust fund under the direction of the State Board of Administration. 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.

The nine member advisory council provides the SBA with information and advice. Advisory Council members serve at the pleasure of the SBA Trustees (Governor, CFO & Attorney General). Replacements by vote of the Trustees.

MEETINGS: Four times per year (if additional meetings are required, held by conference call)

MEETING LOCATION: The Hermitage, Tallahassee

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. There are 9 members on the FIGA Board of Directors, selected by member insurers in accordance with Section 631.56, Florida Statutes. Each of the companies on the Board selects a representative to act on its behalf on the Board.

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.

MEETINGS: Annual or as deemed necessary by the Chairman

MEETING LOCATION: Orlando or Tampa

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.

MEETINGS: Annual or as necessary

MEETING LOCATION: Ponte Vedra

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

Florida Statute 631.716

CFO Appointees

  • William Coats, term expires on 1/15/2021
  • Russell Furtick, Esq., term expires on 1/15/2020
  • Ted Kennedy, term expires on 1/15/2021
  • Elizabeth P. Lindsay, term expires on 1/15/2019
  • Gregory Martino, term expires on 1/15/2019
  • Michael McCann, term expires on 1/15/2021
  • Gregory Redmond, term expires on 1/15/2020
  • Nick Thompson, term expires on 1/15/2020
  • Michael J. Tobin, term expires on 1/15/2019
Florida Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association (FMMJUA) Board of Governors

To supervise the operation of the FMMJUA, which provides medical malpractice insurance to health care providers who are unable to obtain coverage in the voluntary market.

MEETINGS and LOCATION: Quarterly throughout the state

TERMS: The Plan of Operations adopted by the Board states that terms are 1 year (July 1-June 30). Board members continue to serve until a successor is selected.

Florida Statute 631.716

CFO Appointees

  • Kathleen B. Atkins-Gunter, term expires on 6/30/2019
  • Peter Corrigan, term expires on 6/30/2019
  • Logan McFaddin, term expires on 6/30/2019
  • J. Michael Meyer, term expires on 6/30/2019
  • Robert White, Jr., term expires on 6/30/2019
Florida Patients' Compensation Fund Board of Governors

To supervise 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.

MEETINGS: Twice a Year

MEETING LOCATION: Central Florida

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 6/30/2022
  • Jerry L. Palmer, term expires on 6/30/2020
  • Vacant, Osteopathic or Podiatry physician, term expires on 6/30/2022
  • Leonard Schlofman, O.D., term expires on 6/30/2022
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

MEETINGS: Quarterly, usually in March, June, September, December

LOCATION OF MEETINGS: All in Tallahassee

Florida Statute 1009.97-1009.98

CFO or Designee

  • CFO Jimmy Patronis
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.

MEETINGS: Quarterly

MEETING LOCATION: Two in-person meetings (August in Orlando and November in Tallahassee) and two by conference call.

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

Section 288.001(4) F.S. creates the Florida Small Business Development Center Network Statewide Advisory Board and names the CFO or his designee as a member.

The network shall maintain a statewide advisory board to advise, counsel, and confer with the statewide director on matters pertaining to the operation of the network.

MEETINGS: Twice Annually

LOCATION: Orlando and Tallahassee in conjunction with the Florida Chamber Meetings

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. … 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.

MEETINGS: At the Call of the Secretary; usually 5 - 6 times per year

MEETING LOCATION: DMS, Tallahassee 

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.

MEETINGS: Quarterly and as called by the Executive Director

MEETING LOCATION: Three meetings in Tallahassee and the location of the Florida Surplus Lines Annual Meeting.

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

It is the intent of the Legislature to recognize and honor those military veterans who, through their works and lives during or after military service, have made a significant contribution to the State of Florida.

There is established the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame.

The Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame is administered by the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs without appropriation of state funds.

The Department of Management Services shall set aside an area on the Plaza Level of the Capitol Building along the northeast front wall and shall consult with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs regarding the design and theme of the area. Each person who is inducted into the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame shall have his or her name placed on a plaque displayed in the designated area of the Capitol Building.

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.

Florida Statute 265.003

CFO Appointee

  • Vacant
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. The Legislature has not funded this Council for several years, except the ($100,000) from FDLE's budget for the Victim/Witness Services program.

The Legislature finds that the council serves a legitimate state, county, and municipal purpose and that service on the council is consistent with a member's principal service in a public office or employment. Membership on the council does not disqualify a member from holding any other public office or being employed by a public entity, except that no member of the Legislature shall serve on the council.

MEETINGS: Twice a year.

MEETING LOCATION: By Conference Call

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 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.

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 water pollution control projects and activities described in s. 403.1835. The projects and activities described in that section are found to constitute a public governmental purpose; be necessary for the health, safety, and welfare of all residents; and include legislatively approved fixed capital outlay projects. The fulfillment of the purposes of the corporation promotes the health, safety, and welfare of the people of the state and serves essential governmental functions and a paramount public purpose. The activities of the corporation are specifically limited to assisting the department in implementing financing activities to provide funding for the programs authorized in s. 403.1835. All other activities relating to the purposes for which the corporation raises funds are the responsibility of the department, including, but not limited to, development of program criteria, review of applications for financial assistance, decisions relating to the number and amount of loans or other financial assistance to be provided, and enforcement of the terms of any financial assistance agreements provided through funds raised by the corporation. The corporation shall terminate upon fulfillment of the purposes of this section.

MEETINGS: Once every two years

MEETING LOCATION: Tallahassee

Florida Statute 403.1837

CFO Appointee

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

To supervise the operation of FWCIGA, which guarantees the payments of claims of insolvent workers’ compensation insurers and group self-insurance funds.

MEETINGS: At a minimum annually

MEETING LOCATION: Regionally through the State

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, term expires on 9/30/2019
  • 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 Board of Governors of the FWCJUA has been charged with the duty of administering the Florida Workers Compensation residual market mechanism. The Board goals are 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; to ensure that Policyholders and claimants receive quality service; to provide coverage and service efficiently and to establish rates that are actuarially sound and reasonably expected to ensure the ongoing solvency of the residual market mechanism without future Policyholder assessments; to establish and aggressively pursue programs designed to assist applicants and Insureds of the residual market mechanism to obtain coverage in the voluntary market; and to promote safety in the work place through the aggressive pursuit of safety programs for Insureds of the residual market mechanism.

MEETINGS: Quarterly

MEETING LOCATION: FWCJUA Office, Sarasota and conference calls

Florida Statute 627.311(5)(a)

Financial Services Commission Appointees

  • Charlie Clary, term expires on 6/30/2019
  • Rob deViere, term expires on 6/30/2019
  • Cynthia Howard, 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

(12) The panel shall determine statewide schedules of maximum reimbursement allowances for medically necessary treatment, care and attendance providing physicians, hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, work-hardening programs, pain programs, and durable medical equipment. (For administrative purposes, the panel is housed in OIR.)

MEETINGS: Yearly

LOCATION OF MEETINGS: Tallahassee

Florida Statute 440.13(12)

CFO Appointee

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

Designed to recognize and record the achievements of Floridians, living and deceased, who have made major contributors to the progress and welfare of this state. The Great Floridian designation is presented annually.

MEETINGS: Twice Annually

MEETING LOCATION: Tallahassee (by conference call)

Florida Statute 267.0731

CFO Appointee

  • Ralph Rish, serves at the pleasure of the CFO
Inland Protection Finance Corporation Board of Directors

Created as 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.

MEETINGS: Ad Hoc (only when need to issue bonds)

MEETING LOCATION: Tallahassee

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.

MEETINGS: Held as necessary, but at least Quarterly

MEETING LOCATION: Tallahassee

Florida Statute 282.709

CFO Appointee

  • Mike Wood, serves at the pleasure of the CFO
Residential Construction Mitigation Program Advisory Council

There is created a Hurricane Loss Mitigation Program. The Legislature shall annually appropriate $10 million of the moneys authorized for appropriation under s. 215.555(7)(c) from the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund to the Department of Community Affairs for the purposes set forth in this section.

(2)(a) Seven million dollars in funds provided in subsection (1) shall be used for programs to improve the wind resistance of residences and mobile homes, including loans, subsidies, grants, demonstration projects, and direct assistance; 1educating persons concerning the Florida Building Code cooperative programs with local governments and the Federal Government; and other efforts to prevent or reduce losses or reduce the cost of rebuilding after a disaster.

(b) Three million dollars in funds provided in subsection (1) shall be used to retrofit existing facilities used as public hurricane shelters. The department must prioritize the use of these funds for projects included in the September 1, 2000, version of the Shelter Retrofit Report prepared in accordance with s. 252.385(3), and each annual report thereafter. The department must give funding priority to projects in regional planning council regions that have shelter deficits and to projects that maximize use of state funds.

(3)(a) Forty percent of the total appropriation in paragraph (2)(a) shall be used to inspect and improve tie-downs for mobile homes.

MEETINGS: At least annually

MEETING LOCATION: Usually Tallahassee

Florida Statute 215.559(4)

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.

MEETINGS: Monthly

MEETING LOCATION: SBA, Tallahassee

Florida Statute 215.44

CFO Appointee

  • Mark Thompson, term expires on 2/11/2019
State Emergency Response Commission for Hazardous Materials

On October 17, 1986, in response to a growing concern for safety around chemical facilities, Congress enacted the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA), also known as Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA). The Act has had a far-reaching influence on issues relating to hazardous materials. EPCRA contains five sections which cover issues associated with the manufacture, use, exposure, transportation, and public education of hazardous materials. It is the mission of the Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) and State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) to implement EPCRA in the State of Florida and mitigate the effects of a release or spill of 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 membership comprises 23 Governor-appointed individuals who represent the interests of state and local government, emergency services, industry and the environment.

MEETINGS: Quarterly

MEETING LOCATION: In conjuction with the Regional Planning Council (RPCs) and Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPCs) locations.

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
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.

The executive director shall consult with the council with regard to executing the duties and responsibilities of the agency related to statewide information technology strategic planning and policy.

The council shall be governed by the Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees as set forth in part III of chapter 112, and each member must file a statement of financial interests pursuant to s. 112.3145.

Florida Statute 20.61(2)

Cabinet Appointee

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

There is created a Treasury Investment Council within the Division of Treasury consisting of at least five members, at least three of whom are professionals from the private sector, who must possess special knowledge, experience, and familiarity in finance, investments, or accounting. The members must be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the CFO. Each member shall serve a term of 4 years from the date of appointment. The Council shall annually elect a chair and vice chair from among its members.

The committee shall administer the Treasury Investment Program consistent with policies approved by the Chief Financial Officer for deposits and investments of public funds. The committee shall also make recommendations regarding investment policy to the Chief Financial Officer. No compensation but receive per diem and reimbursement for travel expenses.

MEETINGS: Quarterly

LOCATION OF MEETINGS: Tallahassee - Hermitage Building

Florida Statute 17.575

CFO Appointees

  • George E.A. Barbar, term expires on 3/31/2021
  • Robert K. Doyle, term expires on 1/1/2022
  • Peter J. Gardner, term expires on 2/1/2019
  • Eric Levin, term expires on 4/20/2022
  • Katy Wojciechowski, term expires on 2/1/2019
Triumph Gulf Coast, Inc. Board of Directors

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.

MEETINGS: The board of directors shall meet at least quarterly, upon the call of the chairperson or at the request of a majority of the membership.

LOCATION: TBD

Florida Statute 288.8014

CFO Appointee

  • Stephen Riggs, term expires on 6/02/2021

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