Instructor Biography

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Rivers H. Buford III

Rivers Buford brings to the FICPA almost 20 years of legislative and regulatory experience. He has served in the positions of Policy Advisor for the Florida Senate; 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.

Rivers will be 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 will be working on grassroots training of members, and providing reasons why you should consider strongly supporting FICPA’s Political Action Committees.