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Without Senate confirmation, Rick Scott reappoints 11 to state boards

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After the Florida Senate failed to consider several names for confirmation before sine die of the 2017 Regular Session, Gov. Rick Scott announced 11 reappointments Thursday to various boards statewide.

Florida Prepaid College Board

Ambassador John Rood, 62, of Jacksonville, is the chair of the Vestcor Companies, Inc. He served as United States Ambassador to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas from 2004 through 2007. Rood previously served as a member of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Board of Governors of the State University System. He is reappointed for a term ending June 30, 2017.

Governing Board of the Northwest Florida Water Management District

Samuel “Bo” Spring, 41, of Port Saint Joe, is the managing member of Big Fish Construction LLC.

Jonathan Costello, 36, of Tallahassee, is a governmental consultant with Rutledge Ecenia P.A. and an adjunct professor at Florida State University.

Both reappointments are for a term ending March 1, 2020.

Governing Board of the South Florida Water Management District

Daniel O’Keefe, 49, of Windermere, is an attorney with Shutts and Bowan LLP.

Federico Fernandez, 41, of Coral Gables, is an attorney with DiFalco and Fernandez LLP.

Both reappointments are for a term ending March 1, 2020.

Governing Board of the Southwest Florida Water Management District

Michelle Williamson, 54, of Dover, is a manager at G & F Farms.

Bryan Beswick, 50, of Arcadia, is a grove manager with Premier Citrus Management LLC.

Mark C. Taylor, 58, of Brooksville, is the president of TTG Properties Inc.

Each reappointment is for a term ending March 1, 2020.

Governing Board of the St. Johns River Water Management District  

Douglas Bournique, 65, of Indian River, is the executive vice president of the Indian River Citrus League. He is reappointed for a term ending March 1, 2020.

State Retirement Commission  

Thomas Napier, 82, of Tallahassee, was a former special projects manager for the Clerk of Circuit Court of Leon County. He is reappointed for a term ending Dec. 31, 2020.

Board of Orthotists and Prosthetists

Paul Weott, 56, of Bradenton, is the owner of Orthotic and Prosthetic Centers, Inc. He is reappointed for a term ending Oct. 31, 2020.

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