Movers and Shakers

Office of Insurance Regulation Appointed was Michael Yaworsky as the new chief of staff for the Office of Insurance Regulation.  He served as legal counsel for the Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner before coming to Florida in July.

Seminole State College of Florida President Ann McGee will retire July 31, 2018. McGee has served as president since 1996 and will transition into a president emeritus role.

South Florida Water Management District Governing Board Appointed as executive director was Ernie Marks. Marks joined the District in 2016 as director of Everglades policy and coordination and he replaces Pete Antonacci.

State Board of Education Marva Johnson will serve a second consecutive term as board chair. Johnson was appointed to the board by Governor Scott in 2014 and chosen for her first two-year term as chair in 2015.

The Florida Sports Foundation Angela Adams Suggs has been named the Foundation’s new president and senior vice president of sports development for Enterprise Florida. Since 2009, she worked at Florida A&M University, most recently as senior associate athletics director for external affairs and senior woman administrator.

Triumph Gulf Coast Former House Speaker Allan Bense was named chair until January, when former Senate President Don Gaetz, selected vice-chair, will become chair of Triumph Gulf Coast. The appointments took place at their organizational meeting in July. Governor Scott signed into law HB 7077 and HB 7079, which provide funding for Triumph Gulf Coast and determine how to spend the 75 percent of the $2 billion Florida receives from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement.

Frank Brogan After four years serving as Chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Brogan announced he is leaving his position. Brogan is the former Chancellor of the State University System of Florida, former President of Florida Atlantic University and served as Florida’s lieutenant governor for four years with Governor Jeb Bush.

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