The Florida Office of Financial Regulation today announced that the Financial Services Commission has appointed Russell C. Weigel commissioner of the Florida Office of Financial Regulation.
Commissioner Russell C. Weigel said, “I am pleased to be selected to serve this great state as commissioner of the Florida Office of Financial Regulation. I look forward to working with Governor DeSantis, CFO Patronis, Attorney General Moody, and Commissioner Fried to continue to fulfill OFR’s mission of growing the financial services industry and protecting Floridians from financial fraud.”
Commissioner Weigel is an AV-rated securities attorney, with more than 25 years of legal experience, and a published author. In 2005, he founded Russell C. Weigel, III, P.A. (d/b/a InvestmentAttorneys), a securities transactional and litigation firm. Prior to that, he served as a securities transactional and litigation attorney for Carlton Fields, P.A., and Montello & Kenney, P.A., as an enforcement attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and as an assistant state attorney for the Office of the State Attorney, Tenth Judicial Circuit. He holds an undergraduate degree in economics from Vanderbilt University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law.
About the Florida Office of Financial Regulation
The Florida Office of Financial Regulation provides regulatory oversight for Florida’s financial services providers. Our mission is to protect Floridians, promote a safe and sound financial marketplace, and contribute to the growth of Florida’s economy with smart, efficient and effective regulation of the financial services industry.