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Personnel note: Carlos Lopez-Cantera joins Citizens Insurance board, Bo Rivard named chair

Citizens is the state’s insurer of last resort.

Bo Rivard

Rivard

Bo Rivard, past chair of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, on Wednesday was named chair of the Citizens Property Insurance Corp. Board of Governors by CFO Jimmy Patronis.

Earlier in the day, former Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera was tapped to serve on the same panel by House Speaker José Oliva.

Citizens is the state’s insurer of last resort.

In a statement, Patronis said of Rivard, a lawyer: “As a Panama City resident, his first-hand knowledge of Hurricane Michael’s impact provides an important perspective on the effects and financial toll of natural disasters our state faces.” 

Rivard has served on the Board since April 2019. He has represented both public and private companies, including those in health care, transportation, and other regulated industries.

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Lopez-Cantera

Lopez-Cantera replaces former state Rep. Gary Aubuchon on the Board. Aubuchon’s term expired this summer. Lopez-Cantera’s term is up in July 2022.

He was tapped to become Lieutenant Governor by former Gov. Rick Scott in 2014 after the resignation of then-Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll.

Lopez-Cantera was previously the Florida House Republican Leader and the Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser. He ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Senate, ending that bid in 2016. 

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