Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointments of Harry “Wayne” Huizenga Jr., Ned C. Lautenbach, Alan M. Levine, Wendy S. Link and Edward A. Morton to the Board of Governors of the State University System.
Huizenga, 51, of Delray Beach, is currently the president of Rybovich Boat Company and Huizenga Holdings, Inc. Huizenga received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tampa in 1985. He succeeds Hector Perez and is appointed for a term beginning January 10, 2013, and ending January 6, 2020.
Lautenbach, 68, of Naples, is a retired partner from Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. Previous to this position Lautenbach spent 30 years with IBM where he served as vice president of sales and services. He is currently a board member of the Fidelity Investments and Eaton Corporation. Lautenbach received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati and his MBA from Harvard University. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning January 10, 2013, and ending January 6, 2019.
Levine, 45, of Naples, is the senior vice president and Florida president of Hospital Management Services of Florida Inc. Previously, he served as the Secretary of Health for Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and the CEO of Broward Health. Levine received his bachelor’s degree and two masters degrees from the University of Florida. He succeeds Gus A. Stavros and is appointed for a term beginning January 10, 2013, and ending January 6, 2020.
Link, 48, of Palm Beach Gardens, is an attorney and managing partner with Ackerman, Link & Sartory, P.A. She is currently the chair of Florida Healthy Kids, Corp. and serves on the Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees. Link received her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina and her law degree from Duke University. She succeeds John W. Temple and is appointed for a term beginning January 10, 2013, and ending January 6, 2020.
Morton, 65, of Naples, is a partner with Wasmer Schroeder & Co. Prior to this position he served as CFO and CEO of NCH Healthcare System until 2006. Morton received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, his master’s degree from Florida Gulf Coast University and an MBA from the University of Miami. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning January 10, 2013, and ending January 6, 2020.
The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.
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