Personnel note: FICPA names Rivers Buford III its director of governmental affairs

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Rivers Buford III has been hired by the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountantsas its director of governmental affairs, according to a release from the FICPA. Buford has almost 20 years of legislative and regulatory experience in a variety of positions including policy adviser for the Florida Senate, Senate staff director, legislative affairs director for the Department of Stateunder eight Secretaries of State, and legislative affairs director for the Florida Trucking Association.

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