Bennett to Succeed Buck as Director of Governmental Affairs

For Immediate Release:

The Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) Director of Governmental Affairs Director, Douglas Buck will conclude his long-term, and successful, commitment to the organization in the form of retirement on December 31, 2019.

FHBA welcomes Dane Bennett, formally of WellCare Health Plans, Tampa, FL to serve as Interim Director of Governmental Affairs; transitioning into the Director position after Buck’s departure.

Bennett, who comes to FHBA as the previous Governmental Affairs and Public Policy Manager for WellCare, offers a strong resume of legislative leadership. He worked to provide analyses and amendments on legislation covering prior authorization protocols and turnaround times, Pharmacy Benefit Manager disclosures, fail first exemptions, and mandates to contract with Federally Qualified Health Centers.

His earlier ties to governmental assignments include a master’s degree in Public Administration and Policy from Florida State University, where Bennett went immediately to the Capitol; working as a Legislative Aide to Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto for four years.

Bennett is a U.S. Marine Corps reserve, and recently married.

Established in 1947, the Florida Home Builders Association is affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Florida’s local/regional homebuilder associations. FHBA, along with its affiliates, work to create the best possible economic and regulatory environment for members to succeed.

For further information, please contact:
Allison Finley, Director of Marketing and Communications
Florida Home Builders Association
800.261.9447  |  850.766.1679
afinley@fhba.com

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