Governor Rick Scott Appoints Timothy M. Cerio as General Counsel

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today announced the appointment of Timothy M. Cerio as General Counsel effective January 5, 2015. Pete Antonacci will serve as Special Counsel for a brief transition period.

Governor Scott said, “Tim has had a distinguished legal career and was a great leader at the Department of Health under Governor Jeb Bush. I look forward to Tim joining our team and helping us make Florida the best state in the nation for job growth. Pete Antonacci is a friend and he has done a great job as General Counsel and I appreciate all he has done to help make Florida a better place for families.”

Tim currently practices law at GrayRobinson. Previously, he served as chief of staff and general counsel at the Florida Department of Health from 2005 to 2007. In 2013, Tim was appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott to the Judicial Nominating Commission for the First District Court of Appeal. Tim received his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Florida and is the president-elect of the University of Florida Alumni Association.

 

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