Citizens Insurance Board Gets Consumer Voice

Following up on a law passed last year, Gov. Rick Scott has appointed Tavernier banker Bette Brown as a consumer representative on the Citizens Property Insurance Corp. Board of Governors.

Lawmakers last year approved a wide-ranging Citizens bill that included giving the governor authority to name a board member who “serves solely to advocate on behalf of the consumer.”

Brown, whose appointment was announced Monday, is chief credit officer for Community Bank of Florida. “Her policyholder focus and proven commitment to serving her community will be an asset to Citizens and its policyholders,” Chris Gardner, chairman of the state-backed insurer’s board, said in a prepared statement.

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