Appointments by Governor Rick Scott for Tuesday, August 1, 2017

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Gov. Rick Scott Appoints Three to the Board of Governors,
Citizens Property Insurance Corporation

Governor Rick Scott today announced one appointment and two reappointments to the Board of Governors, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation.

Chris Gardner, of Winter Park, is the chief executive officer of Hub International Florida. Previously, Gardner has served as a member on the Board of Governors for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation as an appointee of the Speaker of the House. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida. Gardner fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning August 1, 2017, and ending July 31, 2019.

Jim Holton, of Indian Shores, is the president and owner of Holton Companies. He received his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and his law degree from Boston University. Holton is reappointed for a term beginning August 1, 2017, and ending July 31, 2020.

Bette Brown, of Tavernier, is the area executive of CenterState Bank. She received her bachelor’s degree from Stetson University. Brown is reappointed for a term beginning August 1, 2017, and ending March 23, 2020.

Gov. Scott Appoints Six to Florida Faith-Based
and Community-Based Advisory Council

Governor Rick Scott today announced the reappointment of four and the appointment of two to the Florida Faith-Based and Community-Based Advisory Council.

Dr. Jerry Haag, 50, of Lakeland, is the president and chief executive officer of Florida Baptist Children’s Homes, Orphan’s Heart, and The Porch Light. He is reappointed for a term beginning August 1, 2017, and ending July 18, 2020.

Richard Albertson, 55, of Tallahassee, is the founding president of Live the Life Ministries. He is reappointed for a term beginning August 1, 2017, and ending July 18, 2020.

Dr. Gretchen Kerr, 65, of The Villages, is the executive director of the care center at Northland Church. She is reappointed for a term beginning August 1, 2017, and ending July 18, 2020.

Patricia Smith, of Tallahassee, is the community relations director for the Department of Children and Families. She is reappointed for a term beginning August 1, 2017, and ending July 18, 2020.

J. Scott George, 54, of Maitland, is development director of Orlando Hope and the founder of United Against Poverty. He succeeds Thomas Lukasik and is appointed for a term beginning August 1, 2017, and ending July 18, 2020.

Dr. Rosby Glover, 61, of Lake Worth, is the executive director of Mount Bethel Human Services. He succeeds Rabbi Sholom Ciment and is appointed for a term beginning August 1, 2017, and ending July 18, 2020.

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Mike Griffin to the Tampa Port Authority

Governor Rick Scott today announced the appointment of Mike Griffin to the Tampa Port Authority. Due to recent reports of excessive spending at Port Tampa Bay, Governor Scott is reminding all appointees to Florida’s governmental boards, commissions and advisory councils of their responsibility to be accountable to the taxpayers of Florida and ensure the organizations they oversee operate with fiscal prudence.

Governor Scott said, “Recently, I was concerned to see media reports detailing wasteful spending by the executives at Port Tampa Bay. The actions detailed in these reports should serve as a reminder of the importance of the oversight every appointee is charged with providing. I look forward to the Tampa Port Authority Governing Board reviewing policies to prevent wasteful spending by employees.

“I am confident that Mike Griffin will do a great job on the Tampa Port Authority and will work with the entire board to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars. Mike has committed to conduct a full analysis of prior and future expenditures by the Port and we know that the Board is focused on reviewing policies that concentrate on its core mission of serving as one of the state’s major economic and trade drivers.”

Griffin, 36, of Tampa, is the senior managing director of Savills Studley Occupier Services. Griffin is also the current chair of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida. Griffin fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning August 1, 2017, and ending November 15, 2019.

The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

 

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