Florida Atlantic University
Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and CFO
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33431
Mr. Jeff Atwater joined Florida Atlantic University as the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Chief Financial Officer on July 1, 2017. A fifth-generation Floridian, Jeff Atwater was elected Florida's Chief Financial Officer on November 2, 2010, and sworn into office on January 4, 2011. His commitment to public service began in 1993, when his hometown of North Palm Beach elected him Vice Mayor. Mr. Atwater was subsequently elected to the House of Representatives in 2000 and the Florida Senate in 2002 and was unanimously selected by his fellow senators to serve as Senate President in 2008. In addition to his service as an elected official, Mr. Atwater has twenty-five years of community banking experience and has performed volunteer work with many charitable and not-for-profit organizations and has served on a number of governing boards, including the United Way, Chamber of Commerce, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and Take Stock in Children, among others. Mr. Atwater earned his Bachelor's degree in finance and an MBA from the University of Florida.