11.13.2020 | Firm News
Scott Thomas Appointed to Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Board of Governors
Jacksonville partner M. Scott Thomas has been appointed by Jimmy Patronis, Florida’s Chief Financial Officer of Florida, to serve as a member of the Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Board of Governors. His term is effective immediately and will extend through July 31, 2023.
Scott Thomas is a member of the firm’s General Commercial Litigation practice group. Thomas previously served as Chair of the Florida Elections Commission, the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Fifth District Court of Appeal, and the Board of Directors for the University of Florida Alumni Association. Thomas has a Bachelors in Science from the University of Florida and obtained a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
In 2002, the Florida Legislature created Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (Citizens), a not-for-profit alternative insurer, whose public purpose is to provide insurance to, and serve the needs of, property owners who cannot find coverage in the private insurance market. Citizens operates according to statutory requirements established by the Florida Legislature and is governed by a Board of Governors, consisting of 9 members. The board administers a Plan of Operation approved by the Florida Financial Services Commission, an oversight panel made up of the Governor, Chief Financial Officer, Attorney General, and Commissioner of Agriculture. To learn more, please visit https://www.citizensfla.com/.