TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced one appointment and four reappointments to the Florida Transportation Commission.

Teresa Sarnoff, of Miami, is the president of End Homelessness Now Inc and a realtor with Cervera Real Estate. Sarnoff was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award and the Camillus House Bridge Builder Award. She succeeds Susan Frazier and is appointed for a term beginning December 18, 2015, and ending September 30, 2019.

John Browning, of East Palatka, is the president of Browning Consulting and Browning Packing. He currently serves as a member of Floridians for Better Transportation and a member of the Florida Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Browning previously served as the vice chair of the Florida Highspeed Rail Commission. He also previously served as a member of the National Council on Surface Transportation Research and the Florida Statewide Passenger Rail Commission. Browning received his associate’s degree from St. Johns River State College and his bachelor’s degree from Florida State University. He is reappointed for a term beginning December 18, 2015, and ending September 20, 2019.

Beth Kigel, of Palm Beach Gardens, is the president and chief executive officer of the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce. She currently serves as a member of the Leadership Florida Board of Directors and as a member of the World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems Board of Directors. Kigel previously served as the chair of the Palm Beach County Groundwater and Natural Resources Protection Board and as a member of the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission. Kigel received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and her master’s degree from the University of Central Florida. She is reappointed for a term beginning December 18, 2015, and ending September 20, 2019.

James Sebesta, of St. Petersburg, is the president of Sebesta Consulting Services. Sebesta served as a member of the Florida Senate from 1998-2006. He also previously served as a member of the Lake Wales City Commission and as the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections. Sebesta received his bachelor’s degree from Loyola University and his masters of business administration from DePaul University. He is reappointed for a term beginning December 18, 2015, and ending September 20, 2019.

Jay Trumbull, of Panama City, is the owner and president of Trumbull Water Services of Northwest Florida. Trumbull currently serves as a member of the Panama City Housing Authority. He also currently serves as a member of the Bay Medical Board Foundation and the Board of Directors for Trustmark Bank. He previously served as a member of the Bay County Chamber of Commerce and the Bay County Planning Commission. He is reappointed for a term beginning December 18, 2015, and ending September 20, 2019.

The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

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