Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater has tapped Chris Gardner to be the new chair of the Citizens Property Insurance Corp. board of directors.
Gardner has been a member of the Citizens board since July 11, 2011. He replaces outgoing chair Carlos Lacasa.
Gardner has 20 years of experience in the retail insurance brokerage business with a specific focus on commercial property and casualty insurance. Currently, Gardner is a managing shareholder of Kuykendall Gardner.
Neither Gardner nor his insurance firm has any current business before Citizens, according to the announcement.