Gov. Rick Scott announces seven appointments, five reappointments

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Gov. Rick Scott has announced seven appointments and five reappointments to judicial nominating, state boards and regulatory commissions.

Coordinating Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Juliet Church, 51, of Dunedin, is executive director of the Family Center on Deafness. She succeeds Lori Timson for a term ending July 31, 2018.

Jeffrey Caine, 71, of Safety Harbor, is a hearing aid specialist with Zound’s Hearing. His reappointment ends July 31, 2018.

Donna Drake, 68, of St. Augustine, is a retired state employee. Her reappointment ends July 31, 2018.

Christopher Littlewood, 44, of Seminole, is an instructional technology coordinator for St. Petersburg College. His reappointment ends July 31, 2018.

Cindy Simon, 58, of South Miami, is a licensed audiologist with South Miami Audiology Consultants Inc. Her reappointment ends July 31, 2018.

Board of Pilot Commissioners

Brian Ramos, 41, of Tallahassee, is chief marketing officer of The Pod Advertising. He fills a vacant seat for a term ending October 31, 2016.

Ramos’ appointment is subject to Florida Senate confirmation.

Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission

Laird A. Lile, 54, of Naples, is a sole practitioner practicing wills, trust, and estate law. He succeeds James Humphrey, Jr. for a term ending July 1, 2018.

Kristie Hatcher-Bolin, 40, of Winter Haven, is an attorney with GrayRobinson PA. She succeeds Theodore Eastmoore for a term ending July 1, 2018.

Robert Biasotti, 62, of St. Petersburg, is an attorney with Biasotti and Associates. He succeeds Mitchell Franks for a term ending July 1, 2018.

Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission

Jeffrey Kuntz, 33, of Boca Raton, is an attorney with GrayRobinson PA. His reappointment ends July 1, 2018.

F. Malcolm Cunningham Jr., 57, of West Palm Beach, is an attorney with The Cunningham Law Firm PA. He succeeds Mariano Garcia for a term ending July 1, 2018.

William Shepherd, 45, of Palm Beach Gardens, is a partner with Holland and Knight LLP. He succeeds James McCann, Jr. for a term beginning ending July 1, 2018.

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