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Florida Insurance Commissioner Names John McBride Legislative Affairs Director


October 27, 2008

Contact: Ed Domansky

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty today announced that he has appointed John McBride to the position of Legislative Affairs Director. Mr. McBride will report to Chief of Staff Audrey Brown.

Mr. McBride comes to the Office from his most recent position as Chief Performance Officer at the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), where he was responsible for improving and measuring the agency’s performance and overall efficiency.

John learned the legislative process while serving as a founder of LobbyTools®, an online legislative information and news clipping service based in Tallahassee, Fla. In that role, Florida’s lobbyists relied on his ability to understand and track the legislative process in a timely and thorough fashion.

In 2004, Mr. McBride joined DBPR where he served as a Legislative Specialist researching and developing legislative strategies that would reduce regulatory burdens while safeguarding consumer protection.

In 2005, John was appointed as DBPR’s Legislative Affairs Director and chief lobbyist, a position in which he formulated, directed and executed the department’s legislative agenda.

When not at work, John enjoys competitive sailing and spending time with his wife and two young children.

About the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (Office) has primary responsibility for regulation, compliance and enforcement of statutes related to the business of insurance and the monitoring of industry markets. Business units within the Office are organized based on regulatory expertise and include the areas of life and health, property and casualty, specialty lines and other regulated insurance entities. It is within the Office that the mission of public protection is implemented through regulatory oversight of insurance company solvency, policy forms and rates, market conduct performance and new company entrants to the Florida market.

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