GOV. SCOTT: I AM DIRECTING IMMEDIATE CHANGE TO PUBLIC NOTIFICATION LAWS FOLLOWING POLLUTION INCIDENTS

On September 26, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, following the sewage spill in Pinellas County and the sinkhole at Mosaic’s New Wales facility, Governor Scott is directing Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Jon Steverson to issue an emergency rule that establishes new requirements for public notification of pollution incidents to take effect immediately. This emergency rule will ensure […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Dr. Diana Worrall to Florida Building Commission

On September 23, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Dr. Diana Worrall to the Florida Building Commission. Worrall, 70, of Naples, is the former Americans with Disabilities Act director for Miami-Dade County. She is appointed for a term beginning September 23, 2016, and ending February 7, 2017. This appointment is subject to confirmation […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Chandra Hosler to the Hillsborough County Civil Service Board

On September 23, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Chandra Hosler to the Hillsborough County Civil Service Board. Hosler, 41, of Land O’ Lakes, is an in house legal counsel and director of legal affairs for Mid-Atlantic Finance Co., Inc. She received a law degree from the University of Tulsa, College of Law […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Charlotte Heston to Early Learning Coalition of Florida’s Heartland

On September 23, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Charlotte Heston to the Early Learning Coalition of Florida’s Heartland. Heston, 58, of Sebring, is the vice president of corporate services for the Peace River Electric Cooperative. She is reappointed for a term beginning September 23, 2016, and ending April 30, 2027. ###

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Brenda Ford to Early Learning Coalition of Marion County

On September 23, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Brenda Ford to the Early Learning Coalition of Marion County. Ford, 50, of Ocala, is a partner and CPA at Crippen & Co. She is appointed for a term beginning September 23, 2016, and ending April 30, 2020. ###

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Two to Early Learning Coalition of Orange County

On September 23, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Lourdes Mola and the appointment of Carrie Eisnaugle to the Early Learning Coalition of Orange County. Mola, 46, of Orlando, is the founder and president of Lourdes Mola Solutions. She is reappointed for a term beginning September 22, 2016, and ending April 30, 2020. […]

Gov. Scott Announces Velocity Resource Group Relocating Global Headquarters From Illinois to Florida

On September 23, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

Relocation from Chicago Area to Downtown Tampa Will Create 50 New Jobs TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Velocity Resource Group, a global talent acquisition services provider, will relocate its corporate headquarters from Illinois to Tampa. The relocation will create 50 new jobs and invest $375,000 in the local community. New positions […]

Gov. Scott Attends Ribbon Cutting of JetSmarter Office in Fort Lauderdale

On September 23, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for JetSmarter’s new office in Ft. Lauderdale and highlighted their recent job creation. Governor Scott announced their expansion during a trade mission to the Farnborough International Air Show in London earlier this summer. Over the last 18 months, JetSmarter has added over […]

Gov. Scott Authorizes $25 Million in State Funds for Zika Virus Vaccine Research and Development

On September 22, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

  MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that following the inaction of the federal government to allocate funding to fight Zika, $25 million in state funds will be authorized to support research to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus and enhance Zika testing methods. To date, Governor Scott has used his emergency […]

Gov. Scott Announces Fay Servicing to Open Southeast Regional Headquarters in Hillsborough County

On September 22, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

Expansion Will Create 100 New Jobs in Tampa  TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Fay Servicing has chosen Florida as the best location for its new Southeastern regional headquarters. The expansion will create 100 new jobs and invest more than $1 million in the local community. Fay Servicing currently employs nearly 20 […]