-First Public Meeting on Citizens IG Announced for June-
Following Governor Rick Scott’s signing of SB 1770 into law, the Governor tasked Chief Inspector General Melinda Miguel with conducting a nationwide search for the new Citizens Inspector General. This bold reform is a key part of the legislation which reforms Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, the state’s largest insurance company and a taxpayer backed entity.
Governor Scott said, “With SB 1770 now in place, I have asked Chief Inspector General Melinda Miguel to immediately join with other Cabinet offices and begin a nationwide search for the new Citizens Inspector General. Through this transparent process, the State’s IG will work together with the IGs of the Chief Financial Officer and the Office of Insurance Regulation to find an applicant that will vetted and ultimately approved by the Financial Services Commission. This new Inspector General will be accountable to the Cabinet and will not be an employee that Citizens can fire, as they did with their old compliance officer. A strong Inspector General is needed to provide independent oversight at Citizens and to end the many problems that have plagued Citizens for too long and led to a lack of public confidence.”
A Selection Committee consisting of the Governor’s Chief Inspector General, the Inspector General from CFO Atwater’s Office and the Inspector General from the Office of Insurance Regulation will coordinate a nationwide search on behalf of the Governor and members of the Financial Services Commission.
Chief Inspector General Melinda Miguel said, “The selection process will be held in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Laws to ensure a completely transparent process and to assist the Governor and other members of the Financial Services Commission in selecting the best candidate. We look forward to conducting a nationwide search to find an IG who is fully qualified to hold this important position and is able to assist the Financial Services Commission in holding Citizens accountable to the people of the State of Florida.”
The Selection Committee will hold its first in a series of public meetings on June 20, 2013 at 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. to begin the process for a nationwide search for this important position.
Conference Room 2103-1
Florida State Capitol