Gov. Scott announces five official state appointments

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Gov. Rick Scott announced another wave of official appointments this afternoon, with three new appointments and two reappointments.

Scott selected Megan Dempsey for the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County.  Dempsey is a 37-year-old senior corporate counsel with TECO Energy.

For the Florida Keys Community College District Board of Trustees, the Governor chose Timothy Koenig and Anne O’Bannon. Koenig is a 53-year-old attorney with Feldman, Koenig & Highsmith, and since 2009 has served as a magistrate on the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit.

O’Bannon, 67, is a self-employed media consultant who has served on the Board of Trustees since 2009. She also served on the Key Colony Beach Code Board since 2008.

The governor reappointed Randall Reid to the Hillsborough Community College District Board of Trustees for another four-year term. The 55-year-old senior director of the Beck Group had just completed his first four-year term. 

Scott also reappointed Joy Korman, 68, to the University of North Florida board of Trustees. She has been on the Board since 2008, and from 2002-2011 was a self-employed living-leadership consultant. Korman will also be serving a four-year term.

Both Reid and Korman’s reappointments are subject to approval by the Florida Senate.


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