Governor appoints 16 people to various state college boards

Tallahassee – Monday, September 12, 2022: Governor Ron DeSantis has appointed 16 people to various state college boards.

Three appointed to Daytona State College District Board of Trustees

Kelly Kwiatek- Kwiatek is Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Halifax Staffing Inc. She currently serves on the Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, as President of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce, and as a member of the Halifax Area Civic League. Kwiatek earned his bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University and a JD from Florida State University.

Garry Lubi- Lubi is Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking at SouthState and CenterState Bank. He sits on the board of directors of the Palm Coast Regional Chamber of Commerce. Lubi previously served as Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking at Ameris Bank and Chairman of the Board of the Flagler County Education Foundation. Lubi earned her bachelor’s degree in business management from Canisius College.

Randall Howard, Ph.D. – Howard is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force having served for twenty years. He previously served as Vice President of Business Affairs and Treasurer of Ball State University. Howard received his BS in Mathematics and Chemistry from Birmingham Southern College, his MS in Operations Research from the Air Force Institute of Technology and his PhD in Finance from the University of Georgia.

These appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

Three appointed to Seminole State College District Board of Trustees

John Good – Good is Vice Chairman of Good Capital Group. He was previously an analyst for Independent Financial and Jones Lang LaSalle. Good earned her bachelor’s degree in economics with a minor in philosophy and history from the University of Georgia.

Amy Lockhart – Lockhart was elected to serve on the Seminole County Board of Commissioners. She is a member and local treasurer of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and a member of the executive committee of the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council. Lockhart was previously elected and served on the Seminole County School Board. Lockhart attended Florida Atlantic University.

Shawn Molsberger – Molsberger is senior vice president of Orlando Health and president of Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the Heart of Florida United Way Board of Directors. Molsberger received his bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from Utica College at Syracuse University and his master’s degree in business and health care administration from Belmont University.

These appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

Four appointed to Pensacola State College District Board of Trustees

Gabriel Bullaro – Bullaro is chief executive of HCA Florida West Hospital. Previously, he was CEO of HCA Florida West Marion Hospital. Bullaro is a United States Navy Veteran and was a Fellow of the American College of Hospital Executives. He received his bachelor’s degree from Boston University and his master’s degree in business administration from Duke University.

Julie Shepard- Sheppard is executive vice president and chief legal counsel for the Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition. She is a member of the Sacred Heart Advisory Council and a member and past president of Impact 100 Pensacola Bay. Sheppard earned her bachelor’s degree in English and psychology from the University of Virginia and a JD from Suffolk University.

Gordon Sprague- Sprague is a retired senior vice president, regional wholesaler for AIM, a mutual fund management company based in Houston, Texas. He is a United States Air Force veteran and served as president of the Florida Recreation & Parks Association. Sprague received his bachelor’s degree from Florida State University, his master’s degree from the University of North Florida, and his honorary doctorate from Vermont Technical College.

Kevin Lacz – Lacz is a medical assistant with Regenesis and a former Navy SEAL who served two tours of duty in Iraq, where his actions earned him a Bronze Star Medal with a Combat V, two Navy Commendation Medals and the Marine Corps and two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals. . He and his wife started Hunting for Healing and he has written and published two books. Lacz received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Connecticut and his master’s degree in medical science from Wake Forest University.

These appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

Four appointed to State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota District Board of Trustees

Jaymie Carter- Carter is a realtor at Michael Saunders & Company. She currently serves on the board of the Women’s Resource Center of Manatee and the Liberty Foundation of Manatee. Carter attended State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota.

Tracy Knight- Knight is vice president and owner of Knight Strategic Communications. She is a member of the Venice Chamber of Commerce and the Sarasota County Economic Development Corporation. Knight attended the University of Florida and earned his bachelor’s degree from Florida State University.

Ryan Moore- Moore is the owner of Prodigy Inc. and PEOProgy Inc. He previously served on the board of directors of the employee leasing companies. Moore attended State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota and earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida.

Rodney Thompson – Thomson is the owner of the Thomson Group, a communications and public relations company. He has over 25 years of experience in journalism as a journalist, columnist, general manager and has published two books. Thomson received his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University.

These appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

Two appointed to Eastern Florida State College District Board of Trustees

Robert “Bruce” Deardoff- Deardoff, of Cocoa Beach, is president and CEO of Deardoff Automotive Group. He is currently a member of the Civilian Military Foundation of Brevard, the Propeller Club of Port Canaveral, and previously served seven years as a commissioner for the Canaveral Port Authority. Deardoff earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing from Fordham University.

Dr. Edgar Figueroa – Dr Figueroa, from Melbourne, is a physician and surgeon with Steward Health Care. Previously, he was a trauma surgeon at Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and was formerly Chairman of Medical Staff at Holmes Regional Medical Center. Dr. Figueroa graduated from the University of Puerto Rico, Humacao College and received his MD from the University of Central del Este.

These appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

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