Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Scott D. Howat and the appointments of Wendy H. Brandon and Jonathan “Alex” Setzer to the District Board of Trustees, Seminole State College of Florida.
Howat, 42, of Winter Park, is senior director of labor and legislative relations for Orange County Public Schools and has held various roles with the school district, including teacher and assistant principal, since 1991. He is currently a member of the Florida Educational Negotiators and served as president from 2008 to 2010. Howat is also a member of the Florida Education Legislative Liaisons. He received his bachelor’s degree from Rollins College and master’s degree from the University of Central Florida. Howat is currently Chairman of the District Board of Trustees of Seminole State College of Florida and has been a member of the board since 2007. He is reappointed for a term beginning September 27, 2011, and ending May 31, 2015.
Brandon, 42, of Sanford, has been the chief executive officer of Central Florida Regional Hospital since 2008. Previously, she served as chief executive officer of Englewood Community Hospital from 2005 to
2008. She has been a member of the Foundation for Seminole State College board of directors since 2009 and is chairman of the Seminole State College Presidents’ Club. Brandon is also the executive committee director at the Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce and has been a member of the Sanford Rotary Club since 2009. From 2006 to 2008, she was the Director of the South County YMCA Board. Brandon received her bachelor’s degree from University of Tennessee at Martin and master’s degree from Belmont University. She succeeds Lisa Greer and is appointed for a term beginning September 27, 2011, and ending May 31, 2014.
Setzer, 31, of Lake Mary, is the owner and manager of Orange and Blue Consulting. Previously, he was chief deputy for the Seminole County Supervisor of Elections from 2005 to 2009. He is currently the vice chair of the Early Learning Coalition of Seminole County and a member of the Seminole State College Presidents’ Club. Setzer received his associate degree from Seminole State College and bachelor’s degree from Florida State University. He succeeds Charles Gregg and is appointed for a term beginning September 27, 2011, and ending May 31, 2015.
The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.