TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced ten appointments and four reappointments multiple state boards.

New College of Florida Board of Trustees

Felipe Colon, 36, of Sarasota, is a financial advisor. He received his bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College. Colon succeeds Bradford Baker and is appointed for a term beginning February 20, 2018 and ending January 6, 2021.

Mark Aesch, 51, of Spring Hill, is the chief executive officer of TransPro Consulting. He received his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York, College of Brockport. Aesch is appointed to fill a vacant seat for a term beginning February 20, 2018 and ending January 6, 2020.

The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

Northwest Florida State College District Board of Trustees

Charlotte Flynt, 72, of Miramar Beach, is a retired general contractor and owner of Two Oaks Construction, Inc. She is appointed to fill a seat previously held by her late husband Michael Flynt, for a term beginning February 20, 2018, and ending May 31, 2018.

Lori Kelley, 51, of Fort Walton Beach, is a certified public accountant with Warren Averett, LLC. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of West Florida. Kelley is appointed to fill a vacant seat for a term beginning February 20, 2018 and ending May 31, 2018.

Tom Wright, 64, of Niceville, is a retired Major General in the United States Air Force and served as the Deputy Chief of Staff Operations for SHAPE HQ. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Florida State University, and a master’s in National Defense Strategy from the National Defense University. Wright is appointed to fill a vacant seat for a term beginning February 20, 2018 and ending May 31, 2020.

These appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

Pasco-Hernando State College District Board of Trustees

Lee Maggard, 31, of Zephyrhills, is the assistant vice president and commercial relationship manager for CenterState Bank. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida. Maggard fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning February 20, 2018 and ending May 31, 2022.

The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

Polk State College District Board of Trustees

Ashley Bell-Barnett, 33, of Winter Haven, is a community advocate in Polk County. She received her bachelor’s degree from Florida Southern College and her master’s degree from the University of South Florida. Barnett is appointed to fill a vacant seat for a term beginning February 20, 2018 and ending May 31, 2019.

The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

Tallahassee Community College District Board of Trustees

Eric Grant, 42, of Tallahassee, is the president of the Municipal Code Corporation. He previously served in the United States Marine Corps from 1998 to 2004. Grant received his bachelor’s degree from the United States Naval Academy, his master’s degree from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Services, and his juris doctorate degree from the University of Virginia. He succeeds Kevin Vaughn and is appointed for a term beginning February 20, 2018 and ending May 31, 2021.

The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

Higher Education Facilities Financing Authority

John Hooker, 36, of Gainesville, is the associate Director of Development at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. He received his bachelor’s and juris doctorate degrees from the University of Florida. Hooker fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning February 20, 2018 and ending January 17, 2021.

The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

The Florida Building Commission

Jay Carlson, 60, of Port Charlotte, is the president of Carlson and Soforth. He is appointed as chair of the board for a term beginning February 20, 2018, and ending February 20, 2022.

Robert Hamberger, 70, of Pompano Beach, is the chief building official for the School Board of Broward County. He is reappointed for a term beginning February 20, 2018, and ending January 9, 2021.

Jim Batts, 61, of Jacksonville Beach, is the president of The Batts Company. He is reappointed for a term beginning February 20, 2018, and ending November 5, 2020.

Drew Smith, 55, of Parrish, is the chief operating officer of Two Trails, Inc. He is reappointed for a term beginning February 20, 2018, and ending November 5, 2020.

Brian Langille, 45, of Palm Harbor, is an assistant director for the City of Clearwater. He is reappointed for a term beginning February 20, 2018, and ending June 30, 2021.

These appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

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