Rick Scott announces seven board appointments

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Gov. Rick Scott announced seven appointments Thursday to a number of state boards and regulatory commissions.

Lake Shore Hospital Authority of Columbia County

Janet Creel, 69, of Lake City, a real estate broker and owner of Hallmark Real Estate. She has been a member of the North Florida Multiple Listing Service and Lake City Board of Realtors since 1972. Creel fills a vacant seat for a term ending September 19, 2015.

Loretta “Lory” Chancy, 67, of Lake City, a part time radiologic technologist with Dr. Raul Zelaya’s office and owner of North Central Florida Removal Service. She is a member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and Order of the Eastern Star. Chancy’s reappointment ends August 1, 2017.

Lake-Sumter Community College District Board of Trustees

Marcia Butler, 70, of The Villages, is a retired teacher. Butler’s reappointment ends May 31, 2017.

Timothy Morris, 54, of Leesburg, is vice president of Ernie Morris Enterprises Inc. Morris’ reappointment ends May 31, 2017.

The appointments are subject to Florida Senate confirmation.

Putnam County Commissioner

Lawrence Harvey, 52, of Interlachen, is former chief executive officer of Harvey Insurance Agency Inc. He has served on the board of Communities in Schools of Putnam County and on the board of directors for the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce. Harvey fills a vacancy created by the death of Ed Taylor and for a term ending November 18.

Daytona State College District Board of Trustees

Stanley “Stan” Escudero, 71, of Daytona Beach, is a former ambassador for the United States Department of State and served as the president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Azerbaijan. He fills a vacant seat for a term ending May 31, 2015.  

Garry Lubi, 56, of Palm Coast, is senior vice president of Ameris Bank. He served as the chair of the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce and on the board of the Flagler County Education Foundation. Lubi fills a vacant seat for a term ending May 31, 2014.

The appointments are subject to Florida Senate confirmation.

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