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Timothy M. Cerio

Timothy M. Cerio is the General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer of Citizens Property Insurance Corporation. From 2015 to 2016, Tim served as the General Counsel to Governor Rick Scott. As General Counsel, Tim was the chief legal advisor to the Governor and the Executive Office of the Governor’s legal liaison to all state and local agencies.

In March 2017, Governor Scott appointed Tim to the Florida Constitution Revision Commission. The “CRC” is convened once every 20 years for the purpose of reviewing Florida’s constitution and proposing amendments for voter consideration. From 2013-2015, Tim was a member of the Judicial Nominating Commission for the First District Court of Appeal, and in June 2021, Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Tim to the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission. Tim is also a member of the Board of Directors of the James Madison Institute, Florida’s premiere think tank dedicated to promoting economic opportunity for all Floridians.

Tim previously served as General Counsel and Chief of Staff of the Florida Department of Health. With over 16,000 employees and a $2.8 billion budget, the Florida Department of Health is responsible for regulating all licensed health care practitioners and delivering public health services throughout the State of Florida.

Tim earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Florida in 1990 and his law degree with honors from the University of Florida College of Law in 1995. He has served as president of both the University of Florida Alumni Association and the UF College of Law Alumni Council, and he continues to serve on the Florida Blue Key Alumni Advisory Board.

Tim and his wife Jayne have been married for almost 30 years and they have three children, all of whom attended universities within the State University System.