Governor Rick Scott Appoints Seven to the Volunteer Florida Commission

On Friday, Governor Rick Scott announced three appointments and four reappointments to the Volunteer Florida Commission.

Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman said, “Volunteer Florida is grateful for these outstanding appointments by Governor Scott. Volunteer Florida Commissioners are servant leaders who work every day to make Florida a better place to live, work, raise a family, and serve our neighbors. We look forward to continuing to work with our Commission to fulfill this mission.”

The appointments are as follows:

Mayor Ashton Hayward, 45, of Pensacola, is the mayor of Pensacola. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning November 13, 2015, and ending September 14, 2018.

Genean McKinnon, 66, of Winter Park, is the president of McKinnon Associates Inc. She succeeds Frank Nappo and is appointed for a term beginning November 13, 2015, and ending September 14, 2018.

Cynthia “Cindy” O’Connell, 58, of Tallahassee, is the former secretary of the Florida Department of Lottery. She succeeds Linda Gonzalez and is appointed for a term beginning November 13, 2015, and ending September 14, 2017.

James Croteau, 69, of Tallahassee, is the interim chief executive officer of American Second Harvest of the Big Bend. He is reappointed for a term beginning November 13, 2015, and ending September 14, 2018.

Autumn Karlinsky, 42, of Weston, is a volunteer and fundraiser with Imagine Charter School. She is reappointed for a term beginning November 13, 2015, and ending September 14, 2018.

Natalia Martinez, 29, of Pembroke Pines, is the previous chief innovation and technology officer for Roots of Hope. She is reappointed for a term beginning November 13, 2015, and ending September 14, 2018.

Kerry Schultz, 40, of Gulf Breeze, is an attorney with Fountain, Schultz and Associates. She is reappointed for a term beginning November 13, 2015, and ending September 14, 2018.

The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.