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CFO Jimmy Patronis Appoints Miami Mayor Francis Suarez to Florida Blockchain Task Force


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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Contact: Katie Strickland, 850.413.2842,
Devin Galetta, 850.413.2842,
CFO Jimmy Patronis Appoints Miami Mayor Francis Suarez to Florida Blockchain Task Force

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis today announced the appointment of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez to the Florida Blockchain Task Force. Mayor Suarez has more than 9 years of leadership experience working in the public sector as the Mayor of the City of Miami and as a long-time City Commissioner. Established this year by the Florida Legislature and housed within the Department of Financial Services, Florida’s Blockchain Task Force will study opportunities for state, county, and municipal governments to benefit from a transition to a blockchain-based system and identify ways to improve government interaction with businesses and the public.
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, "I am proud to appoint Mayor Suarez to Florida’s new Blockchain Task Force to help explore and develop a master plan for fostering the expansion of the blockchain industry in our great state. Mayor Suarez’s deep understanding of how technology can best interface with government and passion for innovation will be a tremendous asset to building our state’s understanding of this ever-growing technological tool. I thank the Mayor for his tireless service to Floridians and look forward to working with him in this new role."
City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez said, "I thank CFO Patronis for this fantastic opportunity to serve on Florida’s innovative new Blockchain Task Force and I look forward to working to assess and harness the capabilities of this fascinating technology for the benefit of all Floridians. It is vital that our state is constantly adapting to new and innovative ways of conducting business and I’m excited about the possibilities of real-world applications of Blockchain technology."
For more information, please visit Florida’s Blockchain Task Force website.
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).