David Santiago to join Colodny Fass governmental consulting team
Oct 21, 2020
Colodny Fass announced today that Representative David Santiago will join the firm’s governmental consulting group when his Florida House term expires in November. The Representative from Deltona, Florida has served his constituents since 2012. He also comes to Colodny Fass with more than 17 years of expertise in the financial services and insurance industry, including building and selling a Florida-based insurance brokerage and advisory firm.
“We are excited to welcome David Santiago to our team,” said Katie Webb, shareholder and head of the governmental consulting practice. “He brings a wealth of knowledge of politics, the legislative process, and the insurance industry. From his term as a City Commissioner in Deltona to his time as State representative, he has shown a passion for service and advocacy.”
While serving in the Florida House of Representatives, he was twice named Majority Deputy Whip and distinguished himself as a leading voice for fair, business-minded policies for the insurance industry.
- David’s experience in the Florida Legislature includes:
Serving on the House Insurance and Banking, Commerce, Transportation and Gaming Control committees/subcommittees, including as Chairman of the Gaming Control subcommittee;
- Leading multiple insurance omnibus bills to passage;
- Leading to passage of legislation that encompassed regulation of the following areas of insurance: workers compensation, travel insurance, surplus lines insurance, the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund, pharmacy benefits managers, motor vehicle insurance, reinsurance, civil remedies against insurers, consumer finance loans, blockchain technologies, construction defects, insurance rate making and forms, condominium loss assessments;
- Leading to passage of legislation that encompassed: autonomous vehicles, medical malpractice and intrastate crowdfunding;
- Serving for four years as a member of the National Conference of Insurance Legislator’s (NCOIL) Special Committee on Natural Disaster Recovery. During his work with NCOIL, David worked on several pieces of model legislation and led changes to flood insurance model legislation.
In addition to his public service as a legislator, David is an eight-year veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve, from which he received honorable discharge.
He lives with his wife, Emma, in Deltona, Florida. They have three children.
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