Carl Pate

Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer

501 North Reo St, Tampa, Fl 33609


As Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer, Carl Pate is primarily responsible for overseeing PPOA’s compliance program, ensuring compliance with laws, regulatory requirements, policies, and procedures. His principle role is to establish standards and implement procedures to ensure PPOA maintains an effective compliance program.

Pate’s goal is to be a guide to PPOA employee’s in a productive and professional way, “I love helping health care professionals learn about compliance and happy to be a part of the PPOA team. My job is to assist when there is new guidance or new services to be offered, as well as answer questions and address issues as they arise. I love to learn and the field of compliance is ever changing. My position allows me to utilize all of my education and experience on a daily basis,” Pate says.

Pate joined PPOA in May 2022. His previous professional experience includes, Deputy Chief Compliance Officer at Corewell Health (formerly Beaumont) in Southfield, Michigan and as Assistant General Counsel at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. He holds a BA in Economics from Wayne State University, a MSF in Corporate Finance, with honors, from Walsh College, and a JD from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

Outside of work, Pate is happily married and has two children. His wife is a retired educator. His daughter is a graduate of The College of Wooster (OH) and is currently a medical student at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. His son is a high school senior who plans to attend the University of Michigan’s School of Engineering in the fall.

Being a native of Michigan, Pate has enjoyed fishing his entire life. Now as a resident of Florida, he is excited to develop his saltwater skills. He also has a love for kayaking and reading non-fiction, especially early US history. When it comes to sports, Pate is fond of college sports, especially college softball, basketball, and football.

Leadership, Membership & Honors

  • BA in Economics
  • MSF in Corporate Finance, with honors
  • JD from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law


  • Wayne State University
  • Walsh College
  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.