Florida Citizens Insurance Board Gets First Volusia Representative

DAYTONA BEACH — The state-backed nonprofit insurer created nearly 20 years ago to provide coverage for Floridians who can’t get property insurance policies from private-sector insurers finally has its first representative from Volusia County.

Charlie Lydecker, president, CEO and co-founder of Daytona Beach-based Foundation Risk Partners, was recently appointed by Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis to serve on the board of governors of the state’s Citizens Property Insurance Corp.

Lydecker, who lives in Ormond Beach, will attend her first Citizens meeting as a board member on July 13 in Orlando.

“Our state chief financial officer called and asked if I would serve on our citizens’ board,” Lydecker said in a phone interview with The Daytona Beach News-Journal. “My appointment comes at a time when homeowners insurance is becoming increasingly unaffordable for Floridians. It’s a great time to roll up your sleeves.”