Gov. Scott announces six state regulatory appointments

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On Thursday, Gov. Rick Scott announced three reappointments and three appointments to a variety of state regulatory boards.

Florida Board of Dentistry

Dr. William Kochenour, 62, of Palm Harbor, is a self-employed orthodontist. He is reappointed for a term ending October 31, 2017.

Kochenour’s reappointment is subject to Florida Senate confirmation.

Florida Endowment Foundation for Vocational Rehabilitation (Able Trust)

Leslie Goldman, 54, of Tampa, is a product manager for Verizon. He succeeds James Harding and is appointed for a term ending September 30, 2014.

Anne Marie Taglienti, 49, of Coral Springs, is the vice president of philanthropy for JP Morgan Chase. Her reappointment ends September 30, 2016.

Karen Moore, of Tallahassee, is the chief executive officer of Moore Communications Group. Her reappointment ends September 30, 2016.

Electrical Contractors Licensing Board

Rafael Echarri, 40, of Miami, is the president of R and D Electric. He succeeds Paul Sandefer for a term ending October 31, 2017.

Kathleen Krak, 41, of Orlando, is an attorney with Shutts and Bowen LLP. She succeeds Noel Thomas for a term ending October 31, 2016.

Both appointments are subject to Florida Senate confirmation.

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