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CFO Jimmy Patronis Calls on Florida Triumph to Aid in Hurricane Michael Recovery

1/14/2019

For Immediate Release: Monday, January 14, 2019
Contact: Katie Strickland, 850.413.2842,
Katie.Strickland@myfloridacfo.com

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis sent a letter to Triumph Gulf Coast, Inc., prior to their board meeting this afternoon regarding Hurricane Michael recovery efforts in the Florida Panhandle.

“Since Hurricane Michael ravaged the Panhandle and left both residents and businesses devastated, I have worked to find innovative solutions to rebuild this area better and stronger than before. I have asked Triumph, Inc., to work with local governments to utilize funds to assist with recovery efforts and provide needed relief and financial assistance to help these impacted communities,” said CFO Jimmy Patronis.

Triumph Gulf Coast, Inc., is a nonprofit corporation organized to oversee the expenditure of 75 percent of all funds recovered by the Florida attorney general for economic damages to the state that resulted from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Triumph Gulf Coast, Inc., is required to administer the distribution of the funds to be used for the recovery, diversification, and enhancement of the eight Northwest Florida counties disproportionately affected by the oil spill.

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About CFO Jimmy Patronis
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet, who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).