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Secretary, Florida Department of Elder Affairs

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Governor Scott appointed Jeffrey Bragg as Secretary of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs on September 21, 2016. The Department of Elder Affairs serves elders as they live, contribute, and build legacies in Florida. Through public and private partnerships, DOEA works to promote the healthy aging of Florida elders and helps them to maintain their independence, living in their own homes and communities as they age.

As Secretary of DOEA, Bragg manages the Department’s activities, serves as an advocate for the issues and programs that affect Florida’s 5.3 million seniors, and charts the Department’s overall direction. The Secretary also represents the Governor on matters relating to Florida’s elder population.

Previously, Secretary Bragg served as Executive Director of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program at the U.S. Department of Treasury. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President for Zurich Risk Management and Executive Vice President for Insurance Management Solutions Group. He also previously served in the Reagan Administration as the Administrator for the National Flood Insurance Program at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Bragg received his Bachelor’s degree from the Ohio State University.

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