TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (August 21, 2019) — The Personal Insurance Federation of Florida (PIFF) announced Scott Matiyow as the organization’s new Vice President of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs. Matiyow will serve as a lead lobbyist on property and casualty insurance issues and will develop political strategy for PIFF’s political committee.
“Scott’s deep legislative experience and his understanding of the personal lines insurance marketplace, combined with his professionalism and communications skills, make him an excellent fit for this role,” said Michael Carlson, PIFF president and CEO. “I am happy he has joined us and know he’ll be a strong advocate on behalf of Floridians.”
Prior to joining PIFF, Matiyow worked as a staff member for the Florida Senate Committee on Banking and Insurance for eight years, serving as senior legislative analyst. He was lead analystfor important policy areas including Citizen’s Property Insurance Corporation, the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund, National and Private Flood Insurance, Surplus Lines Insurance, Uniform Mitigation Credits, and Automobile Financing and Salvage. His prior experience also includes work for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
“I’m very excited for the opportunity to advocate on behalf of an association whose members consistently lead the way on strengthening Florida’s auto and property insurance markets,” said Matiyow.
Matiyow studied Political Science, earning both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Florida State University. He began his legislative and political career while an undergraduate, interning for then Representative Mike Haridopolos and for Senator Bill Posey, and going on to assist various state and federal campaigns. Matiyow lives in Tallahassee with his wife, Angela, and he enjoys drumming, distance running and golf.
To learn more about PIFF and its members, visit PIFF.net.
The Personal Insurance Federation of Florida, Inc. (PIFF), is a leading voice for the personal lines property and casualty insurance industry in Florida. PIFF represents national insurance carriers and their subsidiaries, including many of the state’s top writers of private passenger auto and homeowners multiperil insurance. Together, PIFF members write more than $13 billion in premium in the state. PIFF advocates for a healthy and competitive insurance marketplace for the benefit of Florida consumers. Follow us @PIFFNews. Visit PIFF.net to learn more.
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