Commissioner Putnam Announces Ivonne Perez-Suarez as Florida's Consumer Advocate
June 8, 2012
Tallahassee, FL – Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam announced today the appointment of Ivonne Perez-Suarez as Consumer Advocate for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Perez-Suarez will serve consumers in South Florida by educating residents about steps they can take to avoid becoming victims of fraud and unfair or deceptive trade practices.
“The Consumer Advocate role will expand the department’s current initiatives to reach Florida’s nearly 20 million residents with important messages about their rights as consumers,” said Commissioner Putnam. “Ivonne Perez-Suarez will be a great addition to the department, helping us to identify the needs of South Florida’s consumers and ensuring we meet their needs with consumer assistance and information.”
Perez-Suarez most recently worked as the director of communications for Miami-Dade County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa and brings to her new role extensive experience in public relations and constituent services. She has also previously held positions with the Biltmore Hotel and the City of Miami Mayor’s Office.
For more information about the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, visit www.FreshFromFlorida.com.