Gov. DeSantis appoints three to Citizens Property Insurance Board of Governors

Citizens Property Insurance Corporation is a not-for-profit alternative insurer.

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday appointed Jillian Hasner, Erin Knight and Nelson Telemaco to the Citizens Property Insurance Board of Governors.

Hasner, of Boca Raton, serves as the President and CEO of Take Stock in Children, a group that helps children from low-income families succeed in school by connecting them with mentors. She is a graduate of Nyack College.

“She has been involved with the Florida Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Leadership Florida, United States Global Leadership Coalition and the Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission for the Southern District,” the Governor’s Office said in a press release.

Knight, of Coral Gables, is president of Monument Capital Management and a Florida State University graduate.

“Previously, she was Miami market president for Stonegate Bank and a senior vice president with Regions Bank,” the press release adds. “Knight has volunteered her time with the Junior League of Miami, March of Dimes, The Miami Foundation and the Baptist Health Foundation.”

Telemaco of Coral Springs is the CEO of Proximity Works and a University of Pennsylvania graduate.

“Previously, he was senior vice president at Sompo International, Principal at Allianz Risk Transfer and vice president at American International Group,” the press release says.

The Florida Legislature created Citizens Property Insurance Corporation in 2002 as a not-for-profit alternative insurer. The corporation exists to provide insurance to property owners who cannot find coverage in the private insurance market.

Jason Delgado

Jason Delgado covers news out of the state capital for Florida Politics. After a stint with the U.S. Army, Jason attended the University of Central Florida where he studied American Policy and National Security. His past bylines include WMFE-NPR and POLITICO Florida. Throw him a line at [email protected] or on Twitter at @JasonDelgadoFL.

One comment

  • John

    May 15, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    Citizens needs to be sunset. Let lenders form a co-op to cover difficult to insure properties. Our State Government need to get out of this business.

Comments are closed.


Florida Politics is a statewide, new media platform covering campaigns, elections, government, policy, and lobbying in Florida. This platform and all of its content are owned by Extensive Enterprises Media.

Publisher: Peter Schorsch

Contributors & reporters: Phil Ammann, Jason Delgado, Drew Dixon, Renzo Downey, Rick Flagg, A.G. Gancarski, Joe Henderson, Janelle Irwin, Ryan Nicol, Jacob Ogles, Scott Powers, Andrew Wilson, and Kelly Hayes.

Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @PeterSchorschFL
Phone: (727) 642-3162
Address: 204 37th Avenue North #182
St. Petersburg, Florida 33704