Posted 10/17/2012 by admin in MMA in Florida
 
 

Florida State Boxing Commission names new Director

The South Florida Mixed Martial Arts scene is abuzz with news of longtime Florida State Boxing Commission Executive Director, Thomas Molloy’s unexpected resignation (aka getting sacked) and the appointment of the new Interim Executive Director, Cynthia Hefren. Mrs. Hefren currently serves the Department as Director of Auditing for the Inspector General’s Office. Now, anytime you see words like ‘auditing’ and ‘Inspector General’s office,’ can’t be a good thing. See Media Release below with further details.

MEDIA RELEASE

 

To: Members of the media

Date: October 17, 2012

From: DBPR Communications Office, 850.922.8981

 

DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE FLORIDA STATE BOXING COMMISSION

~ Series of service improvements planned for Commission staff ~

 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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