Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty said that Rebecca Matthews will serve as interim chief of staff of the Office of Insurance Regulation. Matthews currently serves as the deputy chief of staff. Matthews succeeds Audrey Brown who had served as chief of staff since 2007.
Matthews joined the OIR in 2008. During her tenure with the Office, her primary areas of oversight have included government affairs initiatives, which includes both legislative and Cabinet affairs; market research and technology; and serving in an advisory role to the chief of staff for agency administration and operations.
Prior to joining the OIR, Matthews served as legislative affairs director for both the Florida Department of Management Services and the Florida Lottery. She has also served as vice president of communications at the Florida Bankers Association.