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**PHOTO RELEASE**CFO Jimmy Patronis Highlights Florida’s Resiliency During Enterprise Florida Board Meeting

3/4/2021

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For Immediate Release: Thursday, March 4, 2021
Contact: Office of Communications, Communications@MyFloridaCFO.com, 850.413.2842

**PHOTO RELEASE**
CFO Jimmy Patronis Highlights Florida’s Resiliency During Enterprise Florida Board Meeting

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis spoke at the Enterprise Florida, Inc.’s (EFI) March board meeting where he highlighted Florida’s resiliency and shared his 2021 legislative priorities.
 
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “I was honored to speak at the EFI board meeting this morning to board members and stakeholders. No doubt, 2020 was a very difficult year. Florida weathered it better than any other state and I truly believe that is due to the leadership of Governor Ron DeSantis. While other states have locked down their businesses and stifled their economy, Florida has worked to safely remain open and it’s paid off. With the vaccine now being distributed to our seniors and vulnerable populations, it’s a light at the end of a very dark tunnel.

“The last several months, I’ve been traveling the state on a liability protections tour. We must continue doing everything we can to get our economy up and running and I truly believe that COVID liability protections is the extra confidence our businesses and health care providers need. In addition to COVID liability protections, I’m also looking forward to fighting for vital consumer protections to curb rising insurance rates, supporting our firefighters and first responders, and ensuring we protect your personal data from falling into the wrong hands. We’ve already begun working on these initiatives, but we will need help from a coalition of stakeholders to ensure these measures make it to the finish line.

“The fact is, Florida is for winners and I am so proud to live and work in the Sunshine State. A huge thank you to EFI for having me today and for your hard work on behalf of Floridians to help build a better, stronger Florida.”
 
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 About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).