Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis today announced the appointment of Peter Penrod as Chief of Staff, effective immediately. Penrod currently serves as General Counsel for the CFO’s Office.
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “I am confident that with Peter Penrod as my chief of staff we will enhance our ability to serve our great state. His strong legal mind, solid track record of leadership along with his extensive background in public service makes Peter a natural fit to help lead the Department of Financial Services. It’s clear he is committed to making sure my office builds on our successes.”
Penrod most recently served as General Counsel for the Department of Financial Services, overseeing the Divisions of Risk Management and Rehabilitation and Liquidation and providing both legal counsel and representation for CFO Patronis. Prior to joining the CFO’s staff, Penrod was general counsel for the Department of Economic Opportunity. Additionally, Penrod serves on the Florida Judicial Nominating Commission for the First Appellate District.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctor degree from Florida Coastal School of Law. He resides in Tallahassee with his wife, Veronica, and their four young children.
About CFO Jimmy Patronis
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).