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Belleair attorney Katie Cole named to district board of trustees for St. Pete College

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Katherine “Katie” Cole is the newest member of the St. Petersburg College District board of trustees.

Gov. Rick Scott announced the appointment in a statement Friday.

Cole is an attorney with the Tampa-based law firm Hill Ward Henderson.

According to her Hill Ward Henderson bio, the 42-year-old Belleair resident specializes in real estate and land use issues on the local and state level. Working with clients in Pinellas and Pasco counties, Cole also serves as Chair-Elect for the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce and is a past member of the City of Clearwater Business Task Force. She also served on the Charter Review Committees for both the City of Clearwater and Pinellas County.

A University of Tennessee graduate who received her law degree from Stetson University, Cole serves on the board of directors for Morton Plant Mease Hospital, and was the 2013 co-chair of the Omelette Party Committee, a fundraising event for ARC of Tampa Bay, the Clearwater-based service provider for developmentally challenged individuals.

Cole will fill a vacant seat for a term ending May 31, 2017.

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