Florida Association of Health Plans selects Audrey Brown to lead association

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The Florida Association of Health Plans today announced Audrey Brown will lead the association as its new president and chief executive officer (CEO).  Brown’s employment is effective October 28. 

“After diligently searching for a candidate that possessed the unique skillset that the association requires, we are pleased to announce that Audrey Brown will take on the role of president and CEO of the Florida Association of Health Plans,” said Christopher Ciano, FAHP chairman.  “We have full confidence that Audrey will effectively lead the FAHP team in our mission of bettering the health of Florida’s citizens.  Her experience and policy knowledge will make her a valuable asset to our team.” 

“I am thrilled to have been selected to serve as the president and CEO of the Florida Association of Health Plans,” said Audrey Brown.  “FAHP is a thought leader in health care policy, and I look forward to working with our member plans, professional staff and the association’s leadership during this unprecedented time of transformation in the health care industry.” 

Brown most recently served as chief of staff to Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty, serving as the chief policy advisor to the commissioner, chief lobbyist on agency fiscal matters and managed the operations of the Office of Insurance Regulation.  Prior to that, Brown served as deputy chief of staff to Commissioner McCarty from June 2007 to November 2007. 

Brown has also served in the Executive Office of Governor Jeb Bush, as well as the manager of Contract Compliance & Administration for AvMed Health Plans.

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