Alarmed by evidence of policy violations involving a probe into ineligible concealed weapons permits, and the recent admission of erroneous statements left unchanged for more than a year by Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam’s top watchdog, state Senator Linda Stewart on Monday requested an independent investigation by Florida’s Chief Inspector General.
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Eric Miller to join as Chief Inspector General
Governor Rick Scott today announced Chief Inspector General Melinda Miguel’s resignation, which will be effective today. Melinda Miguel will be pursuing opportunities in the private sector. Click HERE to see her resignation letter. Eric Miller, who currently serves as Inspector General at the Agency for Health Care Administration, will serve as the Governor’s Chief Inspector General beginning Friday, April 21, 2017.
Governor Scott said, “Melinda has done a great job serving our state as Inspector General, and I’m extremely grateful for her commitment to ensuring government remains accountable to Florida taxpayers. She has been a valuable part of my team for over six years and I wish her success in her new endeavor as a business owner.”
Melinda Miguel said, “I’d like to thank Governor Scott for his leadership during my time as his Chief Inspector General for the past six years. It has been an honor to serve Florida’s families and work to make Florida even better for our future generations.”
Governor Scott continues, “Eric has dedicated his career to serving our state for more than twenty years. As Inspector General at AHCA, Eric has firsthand experience in fighting fraud and ensuring tax dollars are used efficiently and effectively. I am confident he will continue his great work as Chief Inspector General in my office.”
Eric Miller has served in his current position as Inspector General at AHCA since September, 2011. Prior to this role, Eric served as Manager of Corporate Compliance at Citizens Property Insurance Corporation from 2008 to 2011. He has also served in various leadership roles in Florida state government since 1993. Eric received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the University of West Florida and his Master of Science in Public Administration from Troy University.