Jeff Atwater

Jeff Atwater

Chief Financial Officer, Florida

Jeff Atwater, a fifth-generation Floridian, was elected Florida's Chief Financial Officer November 2, 2010, and was sworn into office on January 4, 2011. The cornerstone of his platform as CFO is to reduce the burden on Florida's families by spending every taxpayer dime in the most efficient and effective manner. Some of his top priorities include fighting financial fraud, abuse and government waste, reducing regulatory burdens that stifle business growth, providing for transparency and accountability in government spending, and creating the conditions for economic development and prosperity in Florida. After chairing high profile Senate committees, CFO Atwater gained the unanimous support of his fellow Senators in becoming Senate President and led the Senate from 2008 through 2010. Prior to serving his fellow Floridians in public office, CFO Atwater worked as a community banker for more than 25 years, giving him unique insights into banking, insurance, finance, fiscal responsibility and the burden that taxes and regulations place on small businesses and families.