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Personnel note: Caitlin Murray named government affairs director for Office of Insurance Regulation

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Caitlin Murray has been tapped as director of government affairs for the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.

Murray, named one of the “30 under 30″ rising stars in Florida politics by SaintPetersBlog, began her new role effective Monday.

According to OIR Commissioner Kevin McCarty, Murray will handle oversight of the agency’s government affairs initiatives in both the Legislature and Cabinet.

“I am excited to join the Office and honored to work with Commissioner McCarty,” Murray said. “I look forward to increasing my knowledge of Florida’s regulatory environment and the challenges facing the insurance industry while bringing a greater understanding of these important issues to the Florida Legislature and Cabinet.”

A graduate of Florida State University, Murray has built a solid political resume through working with Fowler White Boggs, the Republican Party of Florida, the Dorothy Hukill for State Senate campaign, and state Sens. Jeff Brandes and JD Alexander.

“The Office welcomes Caitlin and the wealth of knowledge and experience she brings concerning the legislative process,” McCarty said in a statement. “She will be a strong asset to our leadership team and help the Office to raise awareness about the many important issues affecting the insurance industry in today’s marketplace.”

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Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding HRNewsDaily.com. His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for Patch.com, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at phil@floridapolitics.com and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.

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