3 New Faces on Fla.’s Citizens’ Board of Governors

March 26, 2007

Two insurance industry experts and a former state insurance department general counsel are the newest appointments to the Citizens Property Insurance Corp. board of governors.

Andrea “Andy” Bennett, owner of a Sarasota consulting company specializing in insurance regulatory issues, and Allan Katz, a Tallahassee attorney and former Department of Insurance general counsel, were appointed by state CFO Alex Sink.

Carol Everhart, vice president of BB&T in Tampa, has 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry and was appointed by Senate President Ken Pruitt.

Bennett and Katz replace John Collins, co-owner of a Ft. Lauderdale commercial construction company, and Carlos Lacasa, an attorney and former state representative from Miami.

Everhart replaces board member Cheryl Herrin, a vice president with State Farm Florida who resigned in February.

Source: Citizens Property Insurance Corporation

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