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Florida Cabinet Members Bid Farewell To Outgoing CFO Jeff Atwater

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(From left to right) Attorney General Pam Bondi, Governor Rick Scott, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam take a picture during the CFO's last Cabinet meeting.

The Florida Cabinet is saying farewell to Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, who is resigning his post early next month to work as the new Vice President of strategic initiatives and CFO for Florida Atlantic University.

At Atwater’s last Cabinet meeting Tuesday, Governor Rick Scott told the CFO he’d miss him.

“I’ve really enjoyed working with you and getting to know your family,” he said. “And, I just want to congratulate you in this new position. So, we’re going to miss you a lot.”

And, Attorney General Pam Bondi had similar words.

“Today is truly bittersweet. We’ll miss you, and you’ve been just a joy. We all started together, and the band is breaking up,” she said to laughter.”

And, along with his remarks, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam gifted Atwater with some of his “Fresh from Florida” orange juice to share at his FAU meetings.

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Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.