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Timothy M. Cerio

Timothy M. Cerio is the President, CEO and Executive Director of Citizens Property Insurance Corporation. In this role, Governor Cerio is responsible for overseeing all operations of the company and serving as liaison to the Citizens Board of Governors. With more than 28 years of experience in the public and private sectors, Governor Cerio brings a wealth of expertise to Citizens. Appointed in June 2021 as General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer, Governor Cerio provided critical leadership as Citizens responded to new legislative requirements to stabilize the Florida property insurance market and return Citizens to its role as Florida’s insurer of last resort. He previously served as General Counsel to Florida Governor Rick Scott. As General Counsel, Governor Cerio was the chief legal advisor to the Governor and legal liaison for the Executive Office of the Governor to all state and local agencies.

Governor Cerio earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Florida (UF) in 1990. He graduated from the UF College of Law with honors in 1995 and was a member of the Florida Law Review. Governor Cerio has served as president of both the University of Florida Alumni Association and the UF College of Law Alumni Council, and he currently serves as Chairman of the Florida Blue Key Alumni Advisory Board.

Governor Cerio was appointed to the Board of Governors in 2017. One of Governor Cerio’s priorities as a member of the Board of Governors is to promote and protect free speech and civil discourse across Florida’s campuses. In June 2021, Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Governor Cerio to the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission. Additionally, Governor Cerio was a member of the 2017-2018 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, which convenes every 20 years to review Florida’s constitution and propose amendments for voter consideration.

Governor Cerio and his family live in Tallahassee.