Movers and Shakers

National Association of Medicaid Directors Beth Kidder, deputy secretary at the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, was voted president-elect of the National Association of Medicaid Directors at their national conference on November 12th.

Office of Insurance Regulation The Florida Cabinet has selected Russell Weigel to succeed Ronald Rubin as Office of Financial Regulation Commissioner. Weigel earned his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law, worked as a Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement attorney from 1990 to 2001 and founded his own securities firm in 2005.

Florida Public Service Commission Florida PSC Commissioner Julie Brown has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Regulatory Commissioners by its president Brandon Presley.

SeaWorld Sergio Rivera, the former president and CEO of a timeshare resort company, is SeaWorld’s new chief executive. Rivera replaces Gustavo Antorcha who resigned in September after only seven months.

Senate President Senator Kathleen Passidomo (R-Naples) was selected by the Senate republicans to serve as the next Senate president, should the GOP maintain its majority. Passidomo currently serves as Senate majority leader and would serve as president for the 2023 and 2024 legislative sessions.