Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty announced last week that Rebecca Matthews, deputy chief of staff at the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, will direct the government affairs initiatives, which includes both legislative and cabinet affairs. Her new government affairs role is an expansion of her current duties.
As deputy chief of staff since 2008, Matthews has had primary oversight of the market research and technology business unit and served in an advisory role to the chief of staff for agency operations. Matthews will continue to perform these functions while assuming her new role directing the Office’s government affairs outreach.
Prior to joining the Office of Insurance Regulation, 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.