Instructor Biography

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Rivers H. Buford III

Rivers H. Buford, III, Director of Governmental Affairs, joined FICPA in 2012. His responsibilities include overseeing the Regulatory side of issues related to the profession, including the Department of Business and Professional Regulation and Department of Revenue and well as the Florida Board of Accountancy. Additionally, Rivers works on grassroots training of members, and providing reasons why they should consider strongly supporting FICPA’s Political Action Committees. His duties also include coordinating on staff and contract lobbyist on legislative issues. Rivers previously served in the positions of Policy Advisor for the Florida Senate President; Senate Staff Director; Legislative Affairs Director for the Department of State overseeing the Divisions of; Cultural Affairs, Historical Resources, Library and Information Services, Corporations, and a small non-controversial Division, the Division of Elections under eight different Secretaries of State. Prior to that, he served as the Legislative Affairs Director for the Florida Trucking Association.