Governor Rick Scott Appoints Three to Florida State University Board of Trustees

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced one appointment and two reappointments to the Florida State University Board of Trustees.

Maximo Alvarez, 67, of Doral, is the founder and president of Sunshine Gasoline Distributors Inc. He currently serves as a member of the First Tee Board of Trustees, Miami Children’s Hospital, Centro Hispanico Catholic, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Alvarez received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Florida State University. He succeeds Allan Bense for a term beginning April 15, 2016, and ending January 6, 2021.

Emily “June” Duda, 73, of Oviedo, is an active member of the Seminole Boosters previously serving five years on the board’s executive committee. She was awarded the Godfrey Smith Award for Outstanding Service to the board in 2000. Duda was a previous member of both the Seminole County Soil and Conservation District Board of Trustees and the Florida Leadership Program for Agriculture and Natural Resources Board of Directors. She is reappointed for a term beginning April 15, 2016, and ending January 6, 2021.

Joseph Gruters, 38, of Sarasota, is the owner of Gruters CPA. He previously served as chairman of the Sarasota County Planning Commission and as a member of the Florida Sports Foundation Board of Directors. Gruters received his bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and master’s degree from the University of South Florida. He is reappointed for a term beginning April 15, 2016, and ending January 6, 2021.

The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

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