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CFO Jimmy Patronis Appoints Charles Ghini to Florida Blockchain Task Force


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For Immediate Release: Friday, September 13, 2019
Contact: Katie Strickland, 850.413.2842,
Devin Galetta, 850.413.2842,
CFO Jimmy Patronis Appoints Charles Ghini to Florida Blockchain Task Force

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis today announced the appointment of Department of Financial Services Chief Information Officer Charles Ghini to the Florida Blockchain Task Force. Ghini has more than 33 years of service to the state of Florida and brings extensive technical and leadership experience from his previous roles as Director of the Division of Telecommunications at the Department of Management Services, Chief Operating Officer of the State Technology Office, and Network Director at Florida A&M University.
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, "With Charles' vast knowledge in the information technology field, I'm confident that he will be an asset to the Blockchain Task Force. Not only is Charles a leader in the industry but he heads the development and implementation of policies and procedures for IT security, application development and system availability for the Department of Financial Services. I'm proud to have him join the task force charged with the development of a master plan to foster the expansion of the blockchain industry in our state."
DFS CIO Charles Ghini said, "I am honored to have been selected by CFO Patronis to be a part of the Blockchain Task Force. l am excited at the prospect of working with the members of this task force to help assess the blockchain industry in Florida and make recommendations to promote innovation and economic growth through this developing industry."
The Task Force will hold its first meeting on September 23, 2019, in Tallahassee. 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).