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Pamela P. Epting, Deputy Commissioner

Pam Epting is Deputy Commissioner for Florida’s Office of Financial Regulation. As Deputy Commissioner, she leads the agency’s operations for the Divisions of Financial Institutions, Securities, Consumer Finance and the Bureau of Financial Investigations. She was appointed to this position in October 2015. Prior to that she served in the Division of Securities as Director, Chief of the Bureau of Registration and a multitude of other roles since 1986. Ms. Epting has been actively involved in the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) since 1994. She serves on NASAA’s Board of Directors, Vice Chair to the CRD/IARD Steering Committee, was previously Vice Chair of NASAA’s Broker Dealer Section, and serves as a speaker at various training programs. Ms. Epting holds a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from Stetson University.

J. Ross Nobles, Chief Financial Officer

Ross Nobles began his career with the State of Florida at the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). While at AHCA Ross oversaw the $2.9 billion Medicaid Nursing Home Cost Reimbursement Program for six years. Ross left AHCA to financially manage the State Risk Management Trust Fund with $400 million in annual cash flows. During his three years with the Fund, Ross worked closely with the Governor’s Office of Policy and Budget, House and Senate Appropriations staff and the Legislature’s Office of Economic and Demographic Research. His duties included but were not limited to supervising a team of accountants which ensured accurate forecasting at the semi-annual Self-Insurance Estimating Conferences and in preparation of the Fund’s allocation in the General Appropriation Act. In February 2012, Ross took on the role Chief Financial Officer at the Office of Financial Regulation.

Ross has a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from the University of the South as well as a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Accounting from Troy State University and is a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps. Ross is married to Madeleine and is the proud father of two children: Ryan and Erin.