Rick Scott Makes A Bunch Of New Appointments

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Gov. Scott Appoints Andrew Fay to Florida Public Service Commission

  Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Andrew Fay to the Florida Public Service Commission.

Fay, 34, of Tallahassee, is special counsel and the director of legislative affairs, cabinet affairs, and public policy for Attorney General Pam Bondi. He received his bachelor’s and juris doctorate degrees from Florida State University. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning February 2, 2018, and ending January 1, 2022.

  1. ScottAppoints Two to Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County

 

 Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Thomas Bean and the appointment of Jose Luis Rodriguez to the Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County.

Bean, 40, of Palm Beach Gardens, is the director of public and community engagement at Florida Power and Light. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and his master’s degree from Trinity International University. Bean is reappointed for a term beginning February 1, 2018 and ending November 3, 2021.

Rodriguez, 43, of Greenacres, is the chief human resources officer for the City of West Palm Beach. He received his bachelor’s degree from George Washington University and his juris doctorate from Nova Southeastern University. Rodriguez succeeds Gregory Langowski and is appointed for a term beginning February 1, 2018 and ending November 3, 2020.

Gov. Scott Appoints Louise Peyton to Rehabilitation Council for the Blind

 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Louise Peyton to the Rehabilitation Council for the Blind.

Louise Peyton, 64, of Tampa, is a retired rehabilitation specialist with the Florida Division of Blind Services. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Florida State University. Peyton is appointed to fill a vacant seat for a term beginning January 29, 2018, and ending August 31, 2018.

Gov. Scott Announces Three Appointments and Five Reappointments to Multiple State Colleges

 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced three appointments and five reappointments to multiple state colleges.

Northwest Florida State College District Board of Trustees

Craig Barker, 49, of Destin, is an independent business consultant. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and his master’s degree from the University of West Florida. Barker is reappointed for a term beginning February 1, 2018 and ending May 31, 2021.

The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota District Board of Trustees

Bob Wyatt, 57, of Osprey, is the president of Investor Protector, Inc. He received his bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University. Wyatt is reappointed for a term beginning February 1, 2018 and ending May 31, 2021.

Ed Bailey, 42, of Palmetto, is the finance manager of Sarasota Ford. He is also a realtor with Leslie Wells Realty. Bailey is reappointed for a term beginning February 1, 2018 and ending May 31, 2021.

The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

Florida Gateway College District Board of Trustees

David Crawford, 57, of Macclenny, is the director of auxiliary services and former principal for the Baker County Public School District. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of North Florida. Crawford is appointed to fill a vacant seat for a term beginning February 1, 2018 and ending May 31, 2021.

The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

Indian River State College District Board of Trustees

Tony George, 55, of Stuart, is a partner at Fox Wackeen Law Firm. He received his bachelor’s and juris doctorate degrees from the University of Florida. George is reappointed for a term beginning February 1, 2018 and ending May 31, 2019.



The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

St. Johns River State College District Board of Trustees

Brian Keith, 61, of Palatka, is the owner and facility manager of Newcastle Shipyards, LLC. Keith received his bachelor’s degree from Vincennes University. He is reappointed for a term beginning February 1, 2018 and ending May 31, 2021.

The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

Pasco-Hernando State College District Board of Trustees

Ray Gadd Jr., 60, of Land ‘o’ Lakes, is the deputy superintendent of Pasco County Schools. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of South Florida. Gadd succeeds Ed Blommel, and is appointed for a term beginning February 1, 2018 and ending May 31, 2019.

David Garcia, 67, of Spring Hill, is the lead pastor at Grace World Outreach Church. He received his bachelor’s degree from the International Seminary, his master’s in Theology, and his Doctor of Ministry in theology from Life Christian University. Garcia succeeds Morris Porton and is appointed for a term beginning February 1, 2018 and ending May 31, 2019.

The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

Gov. Scott Appoints Christian Cunningham to Southwestern State College District Board of Trustees

 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Christian Cunningham to the Florida Southwestern State College District Board of Trustees.

Cunningham, 56, of Naples, is the chief human resources officer for Herc Rentals. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. Cunningham succeeds Christopher Vernon, and is appointed for a term beginning January 30, 2018, and ending May 31, 2021.

Gov. Scott Announces 31 Appointments to Multiple State Boards

 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced 15 reappointments and 16 appointments to multiple state boards.

Valencia State College District Board of Trustees

Tracy Stockwell, 53, of Orlando, is the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Universal Orlando. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Windsor, Ontario. Stockwell succeeds Jason Crossman, and is appointed for a term beginning January 26, 2018, and ending May 31, 2021.

The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

 

Broward College District Board of Trustees

 

Glorida Fernandez, 56, of Dania Beach, is the chief operating officer of HB Capital. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Miami. Fernandez is reappointed for a term beginning January 26, 2018, and ending May 31, 2021.

The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

 

Santa Fe College District Board of Trustees

 

Blake Fletcher, 35, of Gainesville, is the CEO of Fletcher Family Companies. He received his bachelor’s degree from Millsap College. Fletcher is reappointed for a term beginning January 26, 2018, and ending May 31, 2021.

The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

 

Southwestern State College District Board of Trustees

 

Mike Boose, 53, of Naples, is the director of human relations and organization development for Arthrex. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Boose is appointed to fill a vacant seat for a term beginning January 26, 2018, and ending May 31, 2021.

The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

Pasco-Hernando State College District Board of Trustees

John Mitten, 47, of Brooksville, is a small business owner. He received his bachelor’s degree from the Florida State University. Mitten is appointed to a vacant seat for a term beginning January 26, 2018, and ending May 31, 2019.

The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

 

Board of Pilot Commissioners

Carolyn Kurtz, 53, of Tampa, is a harbor pilot with the Tampa Bay Pilots Association. She is reappointed for a term beginning January 26, 2018, and ending October 31, 2021.

Brian Seuter, 50, of Fernandina Beach, is a harbor pilot with the Saint Johns River Bar Pilots. He succeeds James Winegeart and is appointed for a term beginning January 26, 2018, and ending October 31, 2021.

These appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board

Armando del Valle, 58, of Miami Lakes, is the vice president of del Valle and Associates. He is reappointed for a term beginning January 26, 2018, and ending October 31, 2021.

Justin Recca, 43, of Altamonte Springs, is the owner of Innovative Realty, LLC. He is appointed for a term beginning January 26, 2018, and endingOctober 31, 2020.

These appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

Board of Hearing Aid Specialists

Randy Ellsworth, 58, of Port Saint Lucie, is a hearing aid expert for Encore Hearing Consultants. He is reappointed for a term beginning January 26, 2018, and ending October 31, 2020.

John Fischer, 61, of Tallahassee, is a hearing aid specialist for Hearing Lab Technology. He is reappointed for a term beginning January 26, 2018, and ending October 31, 2018.

Leanne Polhill, 51, of Port Orange, is the owner of Encore Hearing Care. She is reappointed for a term beginning January 26, 2018, and ending October 31, 2020.

Maria Hernandez, 83, of Melbourne, is a former administrator for PearsonVue. She is reappointed for a term beginning January 26, 2018, and endingOctober 31, 2018.

Thomas Hollern, of Tallahassee, is a school supervisor for Leon County Schools. He is reappointed for a term beginning January 26, 2018, and endingOctober 31, 2021.

These appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

Commission on Ethics

Daniel Brady, 70, of Miami Shores, is retired. He is reappointed for a term beginning January 26, 2018, and ending June 30, 2019.

Kimberly Rezanka, 52, of Merritt Island, is an attorney with Cantwell and Goldman P.A. She is reappointed for a term beginning January 26, 2018, and ending June 30, 2019.

Guy Norris, 55, of Lake City, is an attorney with Norris and Norris P.A. He is reappointed for a term beginning January 26, 2018, and ending June 30, 2019.

Ashley Coone, 35, of Arcadia, is a president at ASC Consulting and Marketing and previously served as the DeSoto County Clerk of the Circuit Court. She fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning January 26, 2018, and ending June 30, 2018.

These appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

James Patrick Memorial Work Incentive Personal Attendant Services and Employees Assistance Program Oversight Council



Jennifer Cannon, 45, of Saint Johns, is the director of legal affairs and human resources for East Coast Habilitation Options. She fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning January 26, 2018, and ending at the pleasure of the Governor.

Robert Cox, 51, of Panama City, is the executive director of the Disability Resource Center of Panama City. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning January 26, 2018, and ending at the pleasure of the Governor.

Florida Council on Arts and Culture

Katharine Dickenson, of Vero Beach, has been a community volunteer since 1973. She is reappointed for a term beginning January 26, 2018, and ending December 31, 2019.

Hope McMath, of Jacksonville, is the founder and director of Yellow House, LLC. She is reappointed for a term beginning January 26, 2018, and endingDecember 31, 2018.

Lois Benson, of Pensacola, is a board member of the Emerald Coast Utility Authority. She fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning January 26, 2018, and ending December 31, 2019.



Jason Tapia, of Miami, is the owner of Building Center No. 3, LLC. He succeeds Kathryn Townsend and is appointed for a term beginning January 26, 2018, and ending December 31, 2021.

Maria Emilia Faedo, of Tampa, is an artist and a retired arts administrator. She succeeds Robert Judd and is appointed for a term beginning January 26, 2018, and ending December 31, 2018.

Lake Shore Hospital Authority

 

Dr. Mark Thompson, 60, of Lake City, is a radiation oncologist with Cancer Care of North Florida. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning January 26, 2018, and ending May 12, 2020.

Jay Swisher, 36, of Lake City, is the director of the public safety training center at Florida Gateway College. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning January 26, 2018, and ending August 22, 2020.

 

Rehabilitation Council for the Blind

 

Paul Kurtz, 65, of Jacksonville, is a retired computer specialist with Fleet Readiness Center. He received his bachelor’s degree from Florida Southern College and his master’s degree from Florida State University. Kurtz is appointed to a vacant seat for a term beginning January 26, 2018, and endingAugust 31, 2019.

Denise Valkema, 56, of Miami, is the current president of the National Federation of the Blind of Florida. She received her bachelor’s degree from Clearwater Christian College. Valkema is appointed to fill a vacant seat for a term beginning January 26, 2018, and ending August 31, 2020.

Rose Conry, 58, of Orange Park, is the chief executive officer of StaffTime Jacksonville. She also serves as a board member on CareerSource Florida. Conry is appointed to fill a vacant seat for a term beginning January 26, 2018, and ending August 31, 2019.

Michael Wiseman, 39, of Hialeah, is a job developer for Workforce Solutions of South Florida. He also serves as a member of the Florida Council of the Blind. Wiseman is reappointed for a term beginning January 26, 2018, and ending August 31, 2020.





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