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 […]

Governor Scott Announces the Appointment of Jeffrey Bragg as the Secretary of the Department of Elder Affairs

On September 21, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Jeffrey Bragg as the Secretary of the Department of Elder Affairs. Sam Verghese announced that he will be leaving the Agency on September 23rd to pursue opportunities in the private sector. Jeffrey Bragg will begin September 23rd. Governor Scott said, “Today, I am happy […]

Gov. Scott Directs DEP to Investigate St. Petersburg Sewage Spill

On September 21, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today directed the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to investigate the recent sewage discharges in St. Petersburg. While the City of St. Petersburg is responsible for conducting testing in the immediate area of the sewage spill, Governor Scott yesterday directed DOH to begin additional testing at this site. Additionally, […]

Governor Scott Announces Retirement of AHCA Secretary Liz Dudek

On September 21, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced Secretary Liz Dudek’s retirement from the Agency for Healthcare Administration, which will be effective on October 3, 2016. She has served in this role since 2011 and has been an employee with the State of Florida for more than 40 years. Justin Senior, who currently serves as Deputy […]

Gov. Scott Requests a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for Florida Following Hurricane Hermine

On September 20, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott requested that President Obama make a major disaster declaration for Florida due to severe storms and flooding that impacted communities and businesses throughout the state following Hurricane Hermine. A presidential disaster declaration would provide federal resources to support recovery efforts in Florida. This request is for both individual […]