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Arrivals and Departures, Sept. 12, 2014

Former Flores LA joins Capital City Consulting

Former legislative aide to Sen. Anitere Flores, R-Miami, Jen Gaviria joined Capital City Consulting as a government affairs consultant. In addition to her time in the Legislature, Gaviria also acted as Flores' campaign manager in 2010. "I am honored to join Capital City Consulting's well-respected and reputable team," said Gaviria.  "I look forward to working with this exceptional team of government consultants, and I am ready for this new and exciting opportunity."


Legislative Shuffle

Reynold Meyer is replacing Chris Clark as Chief of Staff for the Senate President's office. Meyer's position as Deputy Chief of Staff on Legislative Policy will now be filled by Tony Cortese, one of Sen. Andy Gardiner's Legislative Assistants.

Stacy Vancamp-Garcia has been named senior policy advisor on external affairs for the Senate President’s office. Vancamp-Garcia was also a Legislative Assistant for Sen. Andy Gardiner.

Andrew Mackintosh is taking Rick Harper's position as senior policy advisor on economic affairs for the president's office.

Jason Welty, the former DJJ chief of staff, is succeeding Tom Griffin as Sen. Rob Bradley's legislative assistant.

Samantha Hartman is no longer Sen. Kelli Stargel's legislative assistant.

Roosevelt Holmes has left the position of legislative assistant to Sen. Geri Thompson.

Gov. Scott returns three to Cape Canaveral Hospital District, selects nine new

Gov. Rick Scott reappointed registered nurse practitioner John Anderson, Rusty's Seafood & Oyster Bar owner Russell Fischer, and retired nurse Judith George to the Cape Canaveral Hospital District, Brevard County.

Scott also selected a slew of new appointees for the District including Prudential insurance agent Carl Coddington, Gautreaux Consultants president John Gautreaux, Florida Bank of Commerce Vice President Eusef "Ben" Malik, and Ron Jon Surf Shop director of merchandise Donald Niemann Jr., retired attorney Walter Rose, United Kingdom Liason for L3 Interstate Electronics Corp. Harold Sheffield, Cardiothoracic Surgeon Gregory Simmons, Space Coast Dine Around and More owner Jane Vester, and attorney Scott Widerman for terms ending Aug. 19, 2017.


Daytona State College gets new trustees

Anne Patterson is the president of Manly Math Inc. and a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. She will succeed Christina Frederick-Recascino for a term ending May 31, 2018.

Gary Lubi, senior vice president of Ameris Bank, is being reappointed to his position for a term ending May 31, 2018.


Koening to sit on 16th Judicial Circuit Court

Gov. Rick Scott appointed Tim Koening of Key West to the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Court bench in Monroe County. Koening, who currently serves as the Magistrate Judge for the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit, graduated from Florida State University and has maintained a civil practice with Koenig, Highsmith & Van Loon since 1983.


Six appointed to Judicial Nominating Commissions

Timothy McCausland, attorney for the City of Lakeland; Mark Miller, shareholder with GrayRobinson PA; and Edward Blake Paul, attorney with Peterson Myers PA; have all been selected for a term with the 10th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission ending July 1, 2018.

Jeffery Carter Anderson, shareholder with Bush Ross PA; Dorothy DiFiore, partner with Hass Lewis DiFiore; and Thomas Newcomb have all been appointed to the 13th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for terms ending July 1, 2018.


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