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CFO Atwater Hires Joel Brown as New Press Secretary

2/10/2016

Contact: Ashley Carr
(850) 413 – 2842
 
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – CFO Jeff Atwater today announced the appointment of Joel Brown as press secretary for the Department of Financial Services. Joel previously served as the Department’s Tampa Bay Regional Manager where he focused on constituent services and community outreach. In his new role, Joel will work with the media on all Department matters.
 
“In his previous role, Joel proved himself to be a valuable and engaged team player,” said CFO Atwater. “I’m excited that he’s now joined our Tallahassee team as press secretary where he will continue to serve Floridians in this new capacity.”
 
Joel will serve the Office of Communications as second in command joining Ashley Carr, Communications Director; Kayla Bailey, State Fire Marshal Spokeswoman; and Jon Moore, Press Assistant.
 
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of South Florida and previously worked for the late Congressman Bill Young before joining the Department of Financial Services in 2014.
 
The Office of Communications serves as the Department’s liaison with the news media. As the primary contact for journalists, the office provides information regarding the CFO’s initiatives and the Department of Financial Services’ responsibilities.
 
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Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, a statewide elected official, oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Atwater’s priorities include fighting financial fraud, abuse and waste in government, reducing government spending and regulatory burdens that chase away businesses, and providing transparency and accountability in spending. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).