Department of Business and Professional Regulation Announces New Executive Director of the Florida State Boxing Commission
October 17, 2012
Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation today announced the appointment of Cynthia Hefren as the Interim Executive Director of the Florida State Boxing Commission. Additionally, the staff of the State Boxing Commission will begin implementing improvements to its service to the industry and the state, with a plan to automate license renewals and increase standards of accountability for post-event tax collection.
“Protecting the integrity of our service to Florida’s taxpayers as well as the safety of those involved in regulated boxing and mixed martial arts events is a top priority for our Department,” said Ken Lawson, Secretary of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. “I am confident in Cynthia’s commitment to excellence, and I am proud to have her in a leadership position with the Florida State Boxing Commission.”
Hefren currently serves the Department as the Director of Auditing for the Inspector General’s Office. Her appointment follows the resignation of former Executive Director Thomas Molloy and the reassignment of the Commission’s current assistant executive director as a result of an ongoing audit by the Department’s Inspector General. The audit was launched to evaluate and recommend changes to the Commission’s business practices after the 2012 Legislative Session. A full report of the findings is expected within the next 30 days.
The Florida State Boxing Commission is charged with providing customer-focused services related to the boxing and mixed martial arts industries in Florida to protect the health and welfare of boxers and other participants and to maintain the integrity of the sport. It is administratively housed within the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
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