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Charles H. Lydecker

Charles H. Lydecker is Chairman and CEO of Foundation Risk Partners (FRP), a company he co-founded in 2017. Ranked as one of the top 20 largest commercial insurance operations in the United States, FRP has over 174 locations across the country and is headquartered in Daytona Beach. Governor Lydecker has been recognized with numerous awards for his years of community and public service. Most recently, he was bestowed an honorary doctorate from Bethune-Cookman University. Governor Lydecker was also honored with the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Philanthropy Award and the Council on Aging Glenn and Connie Ritchey Citizen of the Year Award. He has received the Chamber’s Lou Fuchs Award for Outstanding Community Service and the Marvin Samuels Leader of the Year Award.

Governor Lydecker is a 1985 graduate of American University with degrees in political science and business administration. He attended college on a full athletic scholarship as a member of the swim team. Professionally, Governor Lydecker also earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), and Associates in Management (AIM) designations. He is an alumnus of Leadership Florida and Leadership Daytona Beach.

Governor Lydecker was appointed to the Florida Board of Governors in 2019. He is also a Member of the Board of Trustees of American University in Washington, D.C. He is on the board of the NASCAR Foundation, Halifax Hospital Foundation, the Florida Chamber of Commerce and chairman of the Volusia/Flagler YMCA. Governor Lydecker served two terms as vice chairman of the Florida Ethics Commission, is a past chairman of the Florida Housing Finance Corporation, past chairman of the Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Association (NICA), past vice chairman of the Florida Self-Insurers Guarantee Association and an Executive Board Member of the Florida State Fair Authority. He is fundraising chairman for the YMCA of Volusia/Flagler Counties, past chairman of Futures Public Education Foundation, the United Way of Volusia/Flagler (FL) Counties, and the Boy Scouts of America in Daytona Beach. He twice served as chairman of the Daytona Beach/Halifax Area Chamber of Commerce.

Governor Lydecker is married to Christine, and they have three children.