TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced forty-three appointments to twenty Judicial Nominating Commissions.

Supreme Court

Jesse Panuccio, 35, of Tallahassee, is the former executive director for the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and the former general counsel for the Governor’s office. He succeeds Rutledge Liles and is appointed for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

Jason Unger, 47, of Tallahassee, is the Tallahassee managing partner of GrayRobinson, P.A. He is reappointed for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nomination Commission

Roy Altman, 33, of Miami, is a partner with Podhurst Orseck, P.A. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2016.

Justin Sayfie, 47, of Miami, is a partner with Ballard Partners and the owner of Sayfie Law Firm. He is reappointed for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nomination Commission

Alexis Yarbrough, 44, of Fort Lauderdale, is an attorney and community volunteer and formerly served as the General Counsel for the Florida Department of Transportation. She fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2016.

Steven Muscatello, 33, of Jupiter, is Corporate Counsel with G4S Secure Solutions. He succeeds Peter Feaman and is appointed for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

First Circuit Judicial Nomination Commission

Major General Gary McCoy (Ret.), 64, of Destin, is the former commander of the Air Force Global Logistics Support Center at Scott Air Force Base. He succeeds Stephen Pitre and is appointed for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

Third Circuit Judicial Nomination Commission

Andrew Decker, IV, 37, of Live Oak is a partner with The Decker Law Firm, P.A. He succeeds Oscar Howard and is appointed for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2016.

John Kendron, 41, of Lake City, is a partner with Robinson, Kennon & Kendron, P.A. He is appointed from a list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

Fourth Circuit Judicial Nomination Commission

Patrick Joyce, 46, of Jacksonville, is an attorney with Milam, Howard, Nicandri, Dees & Gillam, P.A. He succeeds Melissa Williamson Nelson and is appointed for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

Gilbert Feltel, Jr., 46, of Jacksonville, is a partner with Tanner Bishop. He is reappointed for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

Jacob Brown, 44, of Jacksonville, is a partner with Akerman LLP. He succeeds Robert O’Quinn and is appointed from a list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

Fifth Circuit Judicial Nomination Commission

Derek Schroth, 41, of Eustis, is an attorney with Bowen & Schroth, P.A. He is reappointed for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

Darryl Johnston, 52, of Brooksville, is an attorney with Johnston & Sasser, P.A. He is reappointed from a list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

Sixth Circuit Judicial Nomination Commission

Brian Aungst, Jr., 31, of Clearwater, is an attorney with Macfarlane, Ferguson & McMullen, P.A. He succeeds Justin Zinzow and is appointed for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

Gordon Oldham, IV, 33, of Saint Petersburg, is an attorney with Banker, Lopez, Gassler, P.A. He succeeds Judith DeBella-Thomas and is appointed for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

Seventh Circuit Judicial Nomination Commission

Christopher Greene, 56, of Ponte Vedra Beach, is a partner with Purcell, Flanagan, Hay & Greene, P.A. He is reappointed for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

Mark Stanton, 59, of East Palatka, is a certified public accountant and the owner of Mark P. Stanton, CPA. He is reappointed for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

Ivan Clements, Jr., 62, of DeLand, is an attorney and the owner of Ivan K. Clements, Jr., P.A.   He succeeds Steven Gosney and is appointed from a list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

Eighth Circuit Judicial Nomination Commission

Robert Woody, 62, of Gainesville, is a retired deputy secretary of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. He succeeds Michael Griffis and is appointed for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

Ronald Bendekovic, 47, of Newberry, is an Assistant General Counsel for Nationwide Insurance. He succeeds Emery Gainey and is appointed for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

Brian Kramer, 47, of Gainesville, is an Assistant State Attorney and the Executive Director of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Office of the State Attorney. He succeeds Marcia Davis and is appointed from a list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

Ninth Circuit Judicial Nomination Commission

Christopher Carmody, 35, of Orlando, is an attorney with GrayRobinson, P.A. He is reappointed for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

Glenton Gilzean, Jr., 33, of Orlando, is the president and chief executive officer of the Central Florida Urban League. He succeeds Kimberly Doud and is appointed for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

Tad Yates, 46, of Orlando, is a criminal defense attorney and the owner of Law Offices of Tad A. Yates, P.A. He is reappointed from a list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

Tenth Circuit Judicial Nomination Commission

Robert Swaine, 41, of Sebring, is a partner with Swaine & Harris, P.A. He is reappointed for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

John Hugh Shannon, 68, of Lakeland, is an attorney and the owner of John Hugh Shannon, P.A. He is reappointed from a list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nomination Commission

Anthony Rolfes, 58, of Osprey, is a partner with Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A. He succeeds Henry Lutz and is appointed from a list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nomination Commission

Brian Lamb, 39, of Tampa, is the regional president of Fifth Third Bank. He succeeds Joseph Lopez and is appointed for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

Fourteenth Circuit Judicial Nomination Commission

Jeffrey Carter, 41, of Panama City, is an attorney with Barron & Redding, P.A. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed from a list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

Sixteenth Circuit Judicial Nomination Commission

Anthony Barrows, 38, of Ramrod Key, is an attorney with the Law Office of Anthony J. Barrows. He is also an Assistant Regional Counsel for the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel, 3rd District. He is reappointed for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

Cheri Shapiro, 37, of Key West, is an attorney with Cheri A. Shapiro, P.A. She succeeds Nathalia Abondano and is appointed from a list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nomination Commission

Levi Williams, 47, of Coral Springs, is an attorney with Levi G. Williams, P.A. He succeeds Georgette Douglas and is appointed for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

Russell Marcus, 38, of Coral Springs, is the Chief of Business and Economic Incentives for the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. He succeeds Alexis Yarborough and is appointed for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

Eighteenth Circuit Judicial Nomination Commission

Daniel Gerber, 53, of Winter Park, is a partner with Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A. He is reappointed for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

Kip Beacham, 50, of Oviedo, is a Captain with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office. He is reappointed for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

Andrew Lannon, 41, of Palm Bay, is the City Attorney for the City of Palm Bay. He succeeds Clayton Simmons and is appointed from a list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

Nineteenth Circuit Judicial Nomination Commission

George Bush, Jr., 51, of Palm City, is a partner with Fox, Wackeen, Dungey, Beard, Bush, Goldman, Waters, Robinson & McCluskey, LLP. He is reappointed for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

Jennifer Williamson, 44, of Okeechobee, is a partner with Crary-Buchanan, P.A. She is reappointed for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

Scott Konopka, 45, of Stuart, is a partner with Mrackek, Fitzgerald, Rose, Konopka, Thomas & Weiss, P.A. He is reappointed from a list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

Twentieth Circuit Judicial Nomination Commission

Davis Cooper, 32, of Naples, is an associate with Cooper & Kirk, PLLC. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

Aaron O’Brien, 44, of Fort Myers, is an attorney and the owner of The O’Brien Law Firm. He is reappointed for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

Russell Kirshy, 47, of Punta Gorda, is an attorney and the owner of Russell T. Kirshy, Esquire, P.A. He is reappointed from a list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar for a term beginning January 25, 2016, and ending July 1, 2019.

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