Governor Rick Scott announced on January 17, 2014 the appointment of Mike Fernandez as Finance Co-Chair. Mr. Fernandez joins Darlene Jordan as Finance Co-Chair, State Senator John Thrasher as Chairman, Tim Saler as Deputy Campaign Manager and Matt Moon as Communications Director on the campaign re-election staff. The hiring of Melissa Sellers as Campaign Manager was simultaneously announced.
Mr. Fernandez is a close friend of the Governor and leads Coral Gables based MBF Health Partners. Mr. Fernandez is credited with creating, financing and/or growing many well known healthcare companies including Physicians Healthcare Plans, Inc, CarePlus Health Plans, Inc, Hospitalists of America, Navarro Discount Pharmacies and Simply Healthcare Plans. Mr. Fernandez currently serves on the board of directors of MEDNAX, Inc in addition to his chairmanship of MBF.