Gov. Rick Scott announces 36 appointments to a host of regulatory boards

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Gov. Rick Scott announced three dozen appointments today to a host of regulatory boards statewide.

All the following appointments are subject to Florida Senate approval.

Board of Professional Engineers

Roland Dove, 72, of New Port Richey, is director of engineering for Spring Engineering Inc. He succeeds Richard Wohlfarth for a term ending October 31, 2017.

Warren Hahn, 77, of Tampa, is chief executive officer of Hahn Engineering Inc. His reappointment is for a term ending October 31, 2017.

Dr. Michelle Rambo-Roddenberry, 42, of Tallahassee, is an associate professor with the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. Her reappointment is for a term ending October 31, 2017.

Big Cypress Basin Board

Dave Farmer, 47, of Naples, is the owner of Keystone Development Advisors. His reappointment is for a term ending March 1, 2017.

Marielle Kitchener, 44, of Naples, is an environmental specialist with Turrell, Hall, & Associates Inc. Her reappointment is also for a term ending March 1, 2017.

Commission on Community Service

Julie Galvano, 48, of Bradenton, is director of business development for Blake Medical Center. She fills a vacant seat for a term ending September 14, 2016.

Jean Wihbey, 52, of Palm Beach Gardens, is provost for Palm Beach State College. She fills a vacant seat for a term ending September 14, 2015.

Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board

Peter Jones, 63, of Vero Beach, is an architect with Palm Coast Development. He succeeds Orlando Lamas for a term ending October 31, 2017.

Edwin Valentin, 51, of Orlando, is building inspector for the City of Orlando. He fills a vacant seat for a term ending October 31, 2015.

Frederick “Art” Barthlow, 67, of Middleburg, is senior plans examiner for the City of Jacksonville. His reappointment is for a term ending October 31, 2016.

Robert McCormick, 66, of Sanford, is the retired building official of the City of Orlando. His reappointment is for a term ending October 31, 2017.

Hillsborough County Civil Service Board

William Tennant, 29, of Lutz, is a sales executive for Zap Technology. He succeeds Chris Kavouklis for a term beginning ending July 2, 2017.

Scott Strepina, 35, of Tampa, is president of SDS Marketing LLC. His reappointment is for a term ending July 2, 2017.

Florida Housing Finance Corporation

Howard Wheeler, 47, of Fort Myers, is the president of Chris-Tel Construction. He fills a vacant seat for a term beginning March 28, 2014, and ending November 13, 2014.

Governor’s Mansion Commission

Belle Bear, 73, of Gulf Breeze, is a community volunteer. She fills a vacant seat for a term beginning ending September 30.

Carole Smith, 74, of Tallahassee, is a community volunteer and previously served on the commission from 2002 to 2007. She succeeds Jane Aurell for a term ending September 30, 2017.

Sam Vickers, 78, of Jacksonville, is the chief executive officer of Design Containers LLC. He succeeds Adele Graham for a term ending September 30, 2017.

Tallahassee Community College District Board of Trustees

Jonathan Kilpatrick, 45, of Crawfordville, is a technology manager for the City of Tallahassee. He currently serves as a commissioned Captain for Cyber Systems in the Florida Air National Guard. He succeeds Allison DeFoor for a term ending May 31, 2017.

Randolph Pople, 64, of Quincy, is chief operating officer of Pople Financial Consulting. He previously served as president of the Tallahassee Regional Estate Planning Council and of the trust division for the Florida Bankers Association. He fills a vacant seat for a term beginning ending May 31, 2017.

Kevin Vaughn, 52, of Tallahassee, is president of Rogers, Gunter, Vaughn Insurance Inc. He currently serves as president of the Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce and previously served as chair of the Wakulla Economic Development Council. He succeeds Dana Callen for a term ending May 31, 2017.

St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board

Carla Yetter, 51, of Fernandina Beach, is vice president of environmental affairs at Rayonier. She succeeds Leonard Wood for a term ending March 1, 2018.

John Miklos, 43, of Orlando, is an environmental consultant with Bio-tech Consulting. His reappointment ends March 1, 2018.

Indian River State College District Board of Trustees

Sandra Krischke, 41, of Fort Pierce, is a teacher with the St. Lucie County School Board. She previously served as president of the College Preparatory Academy of the Treasure Coast Governing Board and currently serves as chair of the School Advisory Council. Krischke succeeds Jane Rowley for a term ending May 31, 2017.

Vicki Davis, 60, of Stuart, is Martin County Supervisor of Elections. She previously served as a member of the Martin County School Board and of the Governor’s Equity in Educational Opportunity Task Force. Davis’ reappointment is for a term ending May 31, 2017.

Prison Rehabilitative Industries and Diversified Enterprises, Inc.

Richard Hanas, 65, of Oviedo, is the senior vice president of A. Duda & Sons Inc. His reappointment ends September 30, 2017.

James Reeves, 75, of Pensacola, is an attorney with Reeves & Davis Attorneys at Law. His reappointment ends September 30, 2015.

Chipola College District Board of Trustees

Virginia “Gina” Stuart, 70, of Marianna, is a real estate broker with Chipola Realty. She currently serves as a board member of the StopOver House and previously served as a member of the Florida Real Estate Commission. Stuart’s reappointment ends May 31, 2017.

Commission for Independent Education

Ilia Matos, 50, of Orlando, is the vice president of academic affairs for Southern Technical College. She fills a vacant seat for a term ending June 30.

Paul Wagner, 49, of Bradenton, is director of adult, career and technical education for the Manatee County School District. He succeeds Samuel Lauff for a term ending June 30, 2016. 

Tampa Port Authority

Gregory Celestan, 51, of Lithia, is the CEO of Celestar Corporation. He is a retired lieutenant colonel with the United States Army. Celestan currently serves as a board member for Bank of Tampa and previously served as chair of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce. He succeeds Lawrence Shipp Jr. for a term ending November 25, 2017.

Florida Board of Dentistry

Dr. Tinerfe Tejera, 45, of Fort Myers, is an oral maxillofacial surgeon with Southwest Florida Oral Facial Surgery. He succeeds Dr. Carol W. Stevens for a term ending October 31, 2017.

Suwannee River Water Management District Governing Board

Alphonas Alexander, 64, of Madison, is an independent contractor and forester with The Forestry Company. His reappointment ends March 1, 2018.

Guy Williams, 57, of Lake City, is a certified public accountant with Guy N. Williams P.A. His reappointment ends March 1, 2018.

Jacksonville Aviation Authority

Giselle Carson, 46, of Jacksonville, is an attorney and shareholder with Marks Gray PA. She previously served as the president of the First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and as a board member of Leadership Jacksonville. She succeeds A. Kelly for a term ending September 30, 2017.

Patrick Kilbane, 34, also of Jacksonville, is a financial advisor with Ullman Financial. He serves as president elect for the Young Lawyers Section of the Jacksonville Bar Association and as president of the Notre Dame Club of Greater Jacksonville. He succeeds Ronald Weaver for a term September 30, 2017.

Regulatory Council of Community Association Managers

Dawn Warren, 52, of Longwood, is community association manager with Lake Tyler Condos. Her reappointment ends October 31, 2017.

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