Movers and Shakers

Chief Justice Award for Judicial Excellence David Denkin was presented the Chief Justice Award for Judicial Excellence by Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady. Denkin has served as a Sarasota County judge since 2003.

Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Appointed to the Board of Governors of Citizens Property was Bo Rivard, Panama City. Rivard, a partner at the law firm Harrison, Rivard, Duncan, & Buzzett was selected by state Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis.

Florida Bar Named to the Board of Governors of the Florida Bar was Joseph “Jody” Hudgins, Sarasota, senior executive vice president and chief credit officer for First Florida Integrity Bank.

Florida Children and Youth Cabinet Appointed by House Speaker Jose Oliva was Representative Patricia Williams (D-Lauderdale Lakes). Appointed by Governor DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis were Jessica Costello, Tampa, County Court Judge for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, who previously served as a state prosecutor and was a member of both the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and International Association of Human Trafficking Investigators and; Forough Hosseini, Ormond Beach, Executive Vice President for ICI Homes and the founder and chair of Food Brings Hope.

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Appointed by Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried as director of agricultural water policy was Christopher Pettit. He previously served as policy and legislation manager for Palm Beach County Utilities.