DBPR names new Executive Director of Florida State Boxing Commission
August 5, 2014
Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), which houses the Florida State Boxing Commission (FSBC), today named Paul Waters as the new Executive Director of the FSBC. Waters will oversee the administrative functions of the FSBC office as well as continue to implement process improvements that have been in place over the past year in order to keep Florida as a top destination for combat sports events in the country.
“At DBPR, we are dedicated to keeping all individuals participating in combat sports safe as well as maintaining the integrity of the sports, thereby attracting bigger and better events to the state,” said DBPR Secretary Ken Lawson. “Paul’s commitment to our state is unwavering and there is no doubt he will continue to enhance the Florida State Boxing Commission’s services to the people of Florida in order to maintain the high standards for everyone involved.”
Mr. Waters previously served in various roles in DBPR’s Office of the General Counsel from Staff Attorney to Deputy General Counsel of Professions. He attended the Florida Coastal School of Law where he earned a J.D. and prior to that, he earned a B.A in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida.
Throughout the past year, the FSBC has made several process improvements resulting in doubling post-event tax collections. The success is based on several initiatives such as proactive involvement with promoters and greater oversight of business processes, introducing online applications to provide more user-friendly and modern options for licensees, as well as improving controls over cash by reducing the fees paid in cash or check at the event location. In addition, in conjunction with DBPR’s Division of Regulation, FSBC conducted training seminars for investigators assigned to perform periodic compliance checks of licensed Amateur Sanctioning Organizations.
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