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Gov. Scott appoints Tampa’s Martha Lanahan to the Florida Housing Finance Corporation

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Governor Rick Scott has appointed Martha Lanahan to the Florida Housing Finance Corporation.

Lanahan, 52, of Tampa, is the executive vice president of Regions Bank. She succeeds Brian Katz and is appointed for a term beginning March 31, 2017, and ending November 13, 2020.

This appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.

Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at mitch.perry@floridapolitics.com.

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