Personnel note: Scott Matiyow to serve as lead lobbyist for Personal Insurance Federation of Florida
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Matiyow will develop political strategy for PIFF’s political committee.

With legislative committee meetings set to get underway in September, one of Florida’s leading advocacy organizations is staffing up in advance of the 2020 Legislative Session.

The Personal Insurance Federation of Florida (PIFF), which represents national insurance carriers and their subsidiaries on issues such as personal lines property and casualty insurance industry, is tapping Scott Matiyow as the organization’s new Vice President of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs.

Matiyow will serve as lead lobbyist on property and casualty insurance issues and will develop political strategy for PIFF’s political committee.


Before PIFF, Matiyow worked as a staff member for the Florida Senate Committee on Banking and Insurance for eight years, serving as senior legislative analyst. He was lead analyst for important policy areas including Citizen’s Property Insurance Corporation, the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund, National and Private Flood Insurance, Surplus Lines Insurance, Uniform Mitigation Credits, and Automobile Financing and Salvage

Matiyow’s prior experience also includes work for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

Scott’deep legislative experience and his understanding of the personal lines insurance marketplacecombined with his professionalism and communications skills, make him an excellent fit for this role,” said Michael CarlsonPIFF President and CEO. “I am happy he has joined us and know he’ll be a strong advocate on behalf of Floridians.”

Matiyow began his legislative and political career while an undergraduate, interning for then-Rep. Mike Haridopolos and for Sen. Bill Posey, and going on to assist various state and federal campaigns. 

“I’m very excited for the opportunity to advocate on behalf of an association whose member consistently lead the way on strengthening Florida’s auto and property insurance markets,” said Matiyow

PIFF’s website says that the organization “advocates for a healthy and competitive insurance marketplace for the benefit of Florida consumers.” PIFF members write more than $13 billion in premium in the state.

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