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Gov-elect Rick Scott announces two transition team

Posted: Nov. 30, 2010

By Via Press Release

Gov.-elect Rick Scott continued taking steps toward getting Florida back to work.

Scott today announced two new transition teams tasked with identifying opportunities to reduce the size of government, transform the regulatory climate in Florida and look for ways to attract new businesses that will create 700,000 new jobs over the next seven years.

As part of what Scott calls ?fact-finding missions,' the Economic Development and Regulatory Reform transition teams have been tasked with identifying innovative ideas from the private sector, success stories from other states, cost-saving opportunities and legislative priorities that can assist the governor elect with implementing his 7-7-7 jobs plan.

Making good on his campaign promise to ?get to work,' Scott has steadily announced his transition team members. Scott pointed to the Economic Development and Regulatory team members as a distinguished and experienced group who have created jobs or reduced government throughout their careers.

The Economic Development Transition Team: Chair: Wayne Huizenga, Jr., Huizenga Holdings; Amy Evancho, President & CEO, Florida Economic Development Council; Nancy Thompson, Regional VP, ResCare Workforce Services; Tammie Nemecek, President, Collier County Economic Development Council; Chuck Cobb, Senior Managing Director and CEO, Cobb Partners; Anthony Connelly, Senior Vice President and CFO, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US; Allen Douglas, Legislative Director, National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB); Bill Johnson, Director, Port of Miami; Timothy Kuebler, Senior Vice President, Titan Florida Cement and Aggregate; Herschel Vinyard, Director of Business Operations, BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards; Alan Levine, Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Holdings; John McReynolds, Senior Vice President of External Affairs, Universal Orlando Resort; Rick Murell, CEO, Tropical Shipping; Vic Story, Vice Chair, Citrus Commission; Hal Valeche, Owner, York Street Capital Advisors; Lynda Weatherman, President & CEO, Economic Development Council of Florida's Space Coast; Michele Page, President, Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association; Fredrik Eliasson, Vice President, Emerging Markets, CSX; Henry Rodriguez, Board Member, Enterprise Florida; Kevin Johnson, Vice President of Economic Development, St. Joe Co.; Brent Christensen, President and CEO, Gainesville Chamber of Commerce; Mali Gardner, mayor, Clewiston; Jorge Arrizurieta, President, Arrizurieta Associates; Steven Halverson, President, The Haskell Company; Bob Black, ARINC, Inc.; Hannes Hunschofsky, President, Hoerbinger Corp. of America; John Browning, President, Browning Consulting; Phil Waller, SVP MWH America (Global Water and Wastewater Co.; Jose Hevia, President & CEO, Flagler Co.; Rich Blaser, EVP and CFO, Infinite Energy Inc.; Blake Casper, Chairman and CEO, Caspers Co.; Sam Forrest, Vice President, Energy Marketing and Trading, FPL; John Hitt, President, University of Central Florida; Bernie Machen, President, University of Florida; Dan Rice, President, SunDial Capital Partners; Reinhold Schmieding, Founder and President, Arthrex Inc.; Susan Story, President and CEO, Gulf Power Co.; Rasesh Thakker, CEO, Tavistock; Aaron Zahn, CEO, BCR Environmental; Roy Periana, Director, Scripps Energy Laboratories; Karen Diebel, Executive Director, Verizon Business; Doug Callaway, President, Floridians for Better Transportation; Gow Fields, Mayor, City of Lakeland; Joe Waggoner, Executive Director, Tampa/Hillsborough Expressway Authority; Tom Conrecode, VP Government Affairs, Collier Enterprises; Robert Poole, Transportation Director, The Reason Foundation; Janet Watermeier, Executive Director, Bay County Economic Development Alliance; Bob Porteus; and Mike Horan, President, Ajax Paving.

The Regulatory Reform Transition Team: Chair: Chris Corr, Executive VP, Planning, Design, and Development, AECOM: Peter Rummell, Rummell Company, LLC; Stephen Joost, CEO and Partner, Firehouse Subs; T.R. Hainline, Partner, Rogers, Towers; Carlos Alfonso, CEO, Alfonso Architects; Peter Corrigan, President, Florida Family Insurance Co.; Ashton Hudson, Rock Creek Capital; Don Brown, Senior Fellow, The Heartland Institute; William Large, Executive Director, Florida Justice Reform Institute; Phillip Walker, Agent, Allstate; Corey Simon, Partner and Vice President of Community Relations, Gabor Agency; Marlin Hutchens, Vice President, Store Operations, Walgreens; Marc Salm, Vice President, Risk Management, Publix; Richard Clark, President, Supreme Janitorial Service; Peter Boulware, Vice President, Legacy Toyota; Chris Corr, Executive Vice President, Planning, Design, and Development, AECOM; Ken Wilson, Vice President, Gate Petroleum; Jerry Seeber, General Manager, Tampa Bay Water; Billy Buzzett, Attorney; Doug Manson, President, Manson Law Group; Barbara Miedema, Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications, Sugar Cane Grovers Cooperative of Florida; Mike Taylor, Vice President, Sales, Honeywell Building Solutions; Ann Shortelle, Ph. D., MACTEC Engineering and Consulting, Inc.; Albert Joerger; Melissa Meeker, President, Hesperides Group; Carlos Beruff, Medallion Homes; Chris Buckley, Board of Directors, Everglades Foundation;