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After the Florida Senate’s inability to consider reappointments by the 2015 Regular Legislative Session sine die, Gov. Rick Scott announced 112 reappointments to various boards and commissions throughout the state, including these from the Tampa Bay region:

Board of Athletic Training

Brian Hudson, 51, of St. Petersburg, is vice president of sales and marketing for Pyramid Healthcare Solutions. His reappointment is for a term ending October 31, 2018.

Board of Directors, Enterprise Florida, Inc.

Jesse Biter, 39, of Sarasota, is chief executive officer of Biter Enterprises. His reappointment is for a term ending September 30, 2018.

Board of Medicine

Dr. Gary Dolin, 63, of Bradenton, is an ophthalmologist with The Eye Depot. His reappointment is for a term ending October 31, 2018.

Board of Nursing

Leonard Connors, 62, of Plant City, is a self-employed attorney. His reappointment is for a term ending October 31, 2018.

Board of Orthotists and Prothetists

Dr. David Cheong, 41, of Tampa, is an orthopaedic oncologist with the Orthopaedic Associates of West Florida. His reappointment is for a term ending October 31, 2017.

Board of Professional Geologists

Louie Bush, 65, of Lakeland, is the southeast regional manager for Underground Imaging Technology, a Caterpillar affiliate. His reappointment is for a term ending October 31, 2018. 

Florida Commission on Community Service (Volunteer Florida)

Maritza Rovira Forino, 64, of Tampa, is the business development manager for Foresight Construction Group Inc. She is reappointed for a term ending September 14, 2017.

Florida Elections Commission

Thomas Scott, 61, of Tampa, is the senior pastor at 34th Street Church of God. He is reappointed for a term ending December 31, 2016.

Florida State University Board of Trustees

Brent Sembler, 57, of Pinellas Park, is the vice chairman of the Sembler Company. He is reappointed for a term ending January 6, 2020.

Southwest Florida Water Management District

Jeffrey Adams, 56, of St. Petersburg, is an attorney with Abbey, Adams, Byelick, and Mueller LLP. He is reappointed for a term ending March 1, 2018.

Elijah “Ed” Armstrong, 58, of Dunedin, is an attorney with Hill Ward Henderson. He is reappointed for a term ending March 1, 2018.

Randall “Randy” Maggard, 51, of Zephyrhills, is the vice president of Sonny’s Discount Appliances Inc. He is reappointed for a term ending March 1, 2019.

Michael “Mike” Moran, 46, of Sarasota, is the owner of Blue Water Insurance Group. He is reappointed for a term ending March 1, 2019.

Henry “Paul” Senft, 75, of Haines City, is the president of Townsend-Senft Consulting and Insurance Inc. He is reappointed for a term ending March 1, 2019.

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota District Board of Trustees

John “Bob” Long, 75, of Sarasota, is the chief executive officer of Marine Concepts. He is reappointed for a term ending May 31, 2018.

St. Petersburg College District Board of Trustees

Deveron Gibbons, 42, of St. Petersburg, is the vice president of public affairs and business development for AMSCOT. He is reappointed for a term ending May 31, 2018.

University of South Florida Board of Trustees

Jordan Zimmerman, 59, of Boca Raton, is the founder and chairman of Zimmerman Advertising. He is reappointed for a term ending January 6, 2020.

All appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding HRNewsDaily.com. His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for Patch.com, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at phil@floridapolitics.com and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.

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