Gov. Scott appoints six to regulatory boards

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Gov. Rick Scott announced six appointments to various regulatory board statewide.

All of the following appointments are subject to Florida Senate confirmation.

Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board

Armando del Valle, 54, of Miami Lakes, is vice president of Del Valle & Associates. He fills a vacant seat for a term ending October 31, 2017.

Board of Architecture and Interior Design.

Arango O’Doski, 38, of Coral Gables, is vice president of government and community relations for The Beacon Council. She fills a vacant seat for a term ending October 31.

Florida Building Commission

David Gilson, 47, of New Port Richey, is technical projects coordinator for Pinellas County Schools. He succeeds Herminio Gonzalez for a term ending January 6, 2017.

Steven Bassett, 71, of Plantation, is a mechanical engineer consultant with Steven C. Bassett PE. His reappointment ends December 8, 2017.

Florida Gateway College District Board of Trustees

Kathryn McInnis, 67, of Old Town, is a retired occupational specialist with the Dixie County School Board. She currently serves as president of the Dixie Education Foundation and the Future Farmers of America Alumni. McInnis previously served as president of the Cross City Chamber of Commerce. Her reappointment ends May 31, 2017.

Board of Pilot Commissioners

Cheryl Phipps, 55, of Fort Lauderdale, is a harbor pilot with Port Everglades Pilots in Pensacola. She fills a vacant seat for a term ending October 31, 2016.

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