St. Pete’s AK Desai to serve as Chairman of Republican Party of FloridaPOF’s Finance Committee

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The Republican Party of Florida and Chairman Lenny Curry are pleased to announce that Dr. Akshay Desai will serve as the Chairman of RPOF’s Finance Committee.

“On behalf of all of Florida’s Republicans, I am grateful that Dr. Desai has agreed to accept this crucial role,” said RPOF’s Chairman, Lenny Curry. “In this election year we need the resources for victory, and Dr. Desai’s long history of work for the state and our party make him a proven leader. A.K and I are ready to roll up our sleeves and win.”

“A.K. is a tireless advocate for Florida and for our Republican party,” said Governor Rick Scott. “RPOF will be well served by his dedication and experience.”

Dr. Desai is currently the Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Universal Health Care Group, Inc and serves the health care community through several associations. He founded Universal Health Care, Inc., and American Managed Care, LLC, both in 2002. From 1999-2000, Dr. Desai served as Chief of Staff and Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Northside Hospital and Heart Clinic, as well as St. Petersburg General Hospital. From 1989-2000, he served as President for American Family & Geriatrics Care, PA. Dr. Desai was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2007.

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