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Call to Action Apr 21, 2010
CALL TO ACTION
All FICPA Members
Jose E. Valiente, CPA, 2009-2010 FICPA President
Kathryn B. Anderson, CAE, CEO-Executive Director
DATE: April 21, 2010
RE: Call to Action – PSC Senate Confirmation of Commissioner Steve Stevens, CPA
REQUEST FOR ACTION
Your immediate help is needed. Please contact your Senator and tell him/her that CPAs do have the financial expertise required to serve on the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) and urge the Florida Senate to confirm Steve Stevens appointment to the PSC.
In Oct. 2009, FICPA member and past President Benjamin A. 'Steve' Stevens, CPA was appointed by the Governor to serve as one of the five members of the Florida PSC - an entity tasked to regulate all utilities and telecommunications in the state. Florida law not only outlines a rigorous selection process for PSC nominees but also requires confirmation by the Florida Senate.
These public comments include:
Without question, Steve Stevens is competent and knowledgeable in the fields of economics, accounting and finance as set forth in s. 350.031, Florida Statutes, which outlines PSC Commissioner requirements. We believe his two decades of experience in both public and governmental accounting, along with his exceptional service to the FICPA, more than qualifies him to serve on the PSC. We have no doubt Commissioner Stevens will bring the same level of professionalism and knowledge to the PSC, and we urge the Florida Senate to confirm his appointment to the PSC.