Don Gaetz names developer Freddie Schinz to Citizens Property Board

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Developer Freddie Schinz has been appointed to the Citizens Property Insurance Corp.’s Board of Governors by Senate President Don Gaetz. Schinz replaces Carol Everhart, who had been appointed by former Senate President Ken Pruitt. S

chinz is president of Destin-based TIFORP Development Corporation, which focuses on high-rise condominiums, hotels, student housing and commercial real-estate developments. Gaetz said in a release that Schinz “will bring conservative business practices and common sense to a board that has far too long been managed by those entangled in the insurance industry.”

Earlier Friday, House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, appointed former state Rep. Gary Aubuchon to the Citizens board.