Scott appoints two to Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority

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Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Vincent Cassidy and the reappointment of Rebecca Smith to the Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority. 

Cassidy, 54, of Tampa, is the chief executive officer of Majesty Title Services. He was a senior vice president with JP Morgan Chase from 1981-2006. Cassidy is a member of the National Exchange Club of Tampa and the Greater Tampa Chamber. He is also a founding board member of Gulfshore Bank in Tampa.

He succeeds Donald Phillips, and is appointed for a term beginning March 19, 2013, and ending July 1, 2016.

Smith, 53, of Tampa, has been the president of A.D. Morgan Corporation since 1989. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority since 2009. Smith previously served on the Prison Rehabilitation Industries & Diversified Enterprises Board of Directors from 2005-2008.

Throughout her career, Smith has served on various boards including the City of Tampa Variance Review Board, the National Board of Directors of the Better Business Bureau and the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce. Smith received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Florida. She is reappointed for a term beginning March 19, 2013, and ending July 1, 2015. 

The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

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