TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty today announced that Rebecca Matthews will serve as Interim Chief of Staff of the Office of Insurance Regulation. Ms. Matthews currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Staff. Matthews succeeds Audrey Brown who had served as Chief of Staff since 2007.
Ms. Matthews joined the Office in 2008. During her tenure with the Office, Ms. Matthews primary areas of oversight have included Government Affairs initiatives, which includes both Legislative and Cabinet Affairs; Market Research and Technology; and served in an advisory role to the Chief of Staff for agency administration and operations.
Prior to joining the Office, Ms. Matthews served as legislative affairs director for both the Florida Department of Management Services and the Florida Lottery. She has also served in lead communications positions, including as Vice President of Communications at the Florida Bankers Association. Ms. Matthews received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Florida State University with a minor in Political Science.
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