TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Dr. Susan Amat to the Technology Advisory Council.

Amat, 42, of Coral Gables, is the founder and chief executive officer of Venture Hive. Amat also developed The Launch Pad at the University of Miami. A recipient of both the Women to Watch and Carolyn Leighton Women’s Leadership Award by Women in Technology International (WITI), she was named a Champion of Change at the White House in 2012 and is the founding Chair of the STEM Board for Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Amat received her bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctorate degree from the University of Miami. She is appointed for a term beginning January 22, 2016, and ending June 30, 2018.

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