governor makes 22 appointments | WQCS

Tallahassee – Friday, April 29, 2022: Governor Ron DeSantis made the following appointments on Friday:

Governor Appoints Five to Construction Industry Licensing Board

1.Bradley Barreto – Barreto, of Coral Gables, is principal and broker of Barreto Real Estate Group, LLC. He is currently appointed to the Millennial Task Force by Miami-Dade County and to the Coral Gables Economic Development Council by the City of Coral Gables. Barreto holds both a general contractor’s license and a real estate broker’s license and earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from Babson College.

2.Robert Maphis – Maphis, from Windermere, is the chairman of the collage companies. He is currently a member of the West Orange Chamber of Commerce, Central Florida Gator BCN Club, and Associated Builders and Contractors. Maphis received his bachelor’s degree in building construction from the University of Florida.

3. Michel Sasso – Sasso, from Oviedo, is a partner at Sasso & Sasso PA. He is currently Chairman of the Judicial Appointments Commission for the 5th District Court of Appeals. Sasso is a member of the Seminole County Bar Association Board of Directors, the Barry University Advisory Board, and is a member of the Seminole County Inn of Court, Orange County Bar Association, and Associated Builders and Contractors Central Florida Chapter. He is certified by the Florida Bar as a Specialist in Construction Law. Sasso holds a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University and a juris doctor from Northern Kentucky University.

4. Michael Strickland – Strickland, of Lakeland, is the president of Strickland Construction Inc. He is a United States Navy veteran. With over 23 years of construction management experience, he is currently Chairman of the Construction Industry Licensing Board.

5. Brian Zettle – Zettle, of Tallahasee, is a partner and consultant for Boyette Zettle, LLC. With over 25 years in the industry, he has served on the Tallahassee Community College Construction Advisory Committee and the Tallahassee Board of Governors. Zettle earned his bachelor’s degree in building construction from the University of North Florida.

These appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

Governor Ron DeSantis appoints six Florida building code administrators and inspectors

1.Charles Howe – Howe, of Gainesville, is currently the Plans Examiner for the City of Gainesville. He previously served as Deputy Sheriff of the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office and Past President of the North Florida Chapter of the Building Officials Association of Florida. Howell received his Law Enforcement Certificate from Santa Fe College Police Academy.

2. Jane Decker – Decker, from Miami, is currently the building manager for the City of Doral. She is a member of the Building Officials Association of Florida and was named the 2021 South Florida Building Officials Association Member of the Year. Decker earned her bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Miami, her master’s degree in real estate development from the Nova Southeastern University. , and a graduate certificate in public administration from the University of Central Florida.

3. Marc Grenier – Grenier, from Deland, is the Building Officer for the City of Clermont. He has over 21 years of experience as a licensed building agent in Florida. Grenier is a veteran who served in the United States Marine Corps and the Florida Army National Guard. He is a member of the Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Association, the Building Officials Association of Florida, and the International Association of Electrical Inspectors. Grenier graduated from Columbia Southern University.

4. Alexander Hernandez – Hernandez, from Coral Springs, is the building manager for the town of Coral Springs. He is a member of the Building Officials Association of Florida and the Association of State Floodplan Managers. Hernandez earned a certificate from Sheridan Vocational Technical College.

5. Peter Ringle – Ringle, from Lake Worth, is the building manager for the town of Lake Worth. He currently serves on the Palm Beach County Building Licensing Board and is secretary of the Palm Beach County Building Officials. Ringle received his bachelor’s degree from Christendom College.

6. Steven Schoeff –Schoeff, of Keystone Heights, is currently the building manager for the Clay County Board of Commissioners. He has over 25 years of experience as a building inspector. Schoeff is a member of the Code Interpretation Committee.

These appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

Governor Ron DeSantis appoints eight to state learning advisory board

1. Kirk Barras – Barras, of Middleburg, is the training director for Jacksonville Plumbers & Pipefitters. He is a veteran who served in the United States Navy. Barras is president of the Jacksonville General Apprenticeship Association and serves on the board of CareerSource Northeast Florida.

2. Steve Cona III — Cona, of Tampa, is the president and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors. Cona received her bachelor’s degree in mass communications from the University of South Florida.

3. Marcelo Dossantos –Dossantos, of Fort Pierce, is currently Director of Talent Development for FloridaMakes. He is the executive director of the Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Leadership Council. Dossantos received his bachelor’s degree from West Texas A&M University and his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Amberton.

4. Eric Kennedy – Kennedy, of Margate, is president of EDK Management Consultants. He is currently a member of ACE Mentorship of South Florida. Kennedy received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry and mathematics from Florida Southern College and a master’s degree in management from Troy University.

5. David McCraw – McCraw, of Lakeland, is the director of the Tampa Area Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC). He is currently a member of CareerSource Polk County and the Florida Association of Apprenticeship Administrators. McGraw graduated from the Tampa Area Electrical JATC.

6. Lee Middleton – Middleton, of Wesley Chapel, is the training director for Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 123. He is currently a member of the United Association and was previously a member of the American Welding Association. Middleton received a diploma in instrumentation technology from Erwin Technical College and a certificate as a training coordinator from Washtenaw Community College.

7. Natasha Sherwood – Sherwood, of Lutz, is the executive director of Independent Electrical Contractors. She was previously the executive director and school principal of Tampa Bay Christian Academy. Sherwood received her bachelor’s degree in public relations and her master’s degree in mass communications from the University of Florida.

8. Catherine Starkey –Starkey, of New Port Richey, has served as a commissioner for the Pasco County Board of Commissioners since 2012. Starkey is a graduate of Florida State University and Pinellas Technical Education Center.

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Dr. Marc Klein to Board of Podiatric Medicine

*Marc Klein – Dr. Klein, of Boca Raton, is a practicing podiatrist with Florida Foot Specialists. He has been practicing podiatric medicine since 1981. He is currently a member of the Florida Podiatric Medical Association and the Palm Beach County Medical Association. Dr. Klein received his bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College and his doctorate in podiatric medicine from Illinois College.

This appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Daniel Foganholi to Broward County School Board

* Daniel Foganholi – Foganholi, of Coral Springs, is currently a design consultant for Arhaus. He currently works with the American Brazilian Coalition, is an active member of his church, Habitat for Humanity and Feeding America. Foganholi earned certificates in marketing and business management from Florida Atlantic University.

Not subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints James Scholl to Monroe County Board of Commissioners

*James Scholl – Scholl, of Key West, served as City Manager for the City of Key West from 2007-2012 and 2014-2019. Key West Naval Air Station. Office. Scholl is a United States Navy veteran. He is currently a member of the Sunrise Rotary Club of Key West, the Key West Military Affairs Committee, and is Chairman of the Board of Sigsbee Charter School. Scholl received his bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of Miami (Ohio) and his master’s degree in national security and strategic studies from the Navy War College.

Not subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

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