Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis has appointed Cape Coral business leader Gary Aubuchon as the interim chairman for the Citizens Property Insurance Corporation’s Board of Governors Chairman following the resignation of Chris Gardner.
“To ensure that there is a smooth transition and there is not a gap in leadership as we enter the peak of the 2018 Hurricane Season, I will be appointing Gary Aubuchon as Interim Chairman,” Patronis said. Gary’s time on the Board, and deep experience with insurance issues makes him a great choice to take the helm.”
Aubuchon is president of the of the Aubuchon Team of Companies and a former member of the state House of Representatives.
Patronis praised Gardner upon his departure from the board.
“Chris has been a tremendous asset to Citizens Property Insurance Corporation and Florida insurance consumers. The work he and the Board have done over the last several years helped change Citizens for the better,” Patronis said. “His skills and expertise, including understanding the concerns and bringing the perspective of insurance agents to the table, were invaluable. On behalf of all Floridians, I want to thank Chris for his service to our state, and leadership as chairman.