Great news! Governor Scott has appointed four new members to the Florida Polytechnic University (FPU) Board of Trustees this afternoon. Congratulations to Mark Bostick, Robert Gidel, Scott Hammack and Kevin Hyman. Below, please find the statement sent out on behalf of Governor Scott naming the appointees.
Now, with the majority of its trustees in place, FPU is gaining momentum and is ready to get started with official business! We look forward to becoming a resource for the newly selected members of the administration to take FPU forward!
Governor Rick Scott Appoints Four to Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees
Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointments of R. Mark Bostick, Robert H. Gidel, Scott Hammack and Kevin Hyman to the Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees.
Bostick, 58, of Lake Wales, has been the president of Comcar Industries since 1989. Previously, he was appointed by Governor Bob Martinez to the Governor’s Commission on Reform and Education and served on the Florida Taxation and Budget Reform Commission in 2007 and on the Florida State Fair Authority Board since 2011. In addition, he has been a member of the University of Florida Shands Cancer Center Advisory Board since 2004, the Tulane University Business School Council since 2003, a board member of the Winter Haven Hospital since 1996 and founding chairman and member of the Board of Trustees for All Saints’ Academy since 1995. Bostick received a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Business Administration from Tulane University. He is appointed for a term beginning July 13, 2012, and ending June 30, 2015.
Gidel, 60, of Windemere, has been a managing partner of Liberty Capital Advisors since 1997. Previously, he was chief executive officer of Ginn Company from 2007 to 2009. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the University of Florida Foundation since 2002, of the Gator Boosters since 2004, and of the University of Florida Investment Corporation since 2010. He also serves on the James Madison Institute Board of Directors, the Florida House Foundation Board of Trustees and the Investment Advisory Council. Gidel received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida. He is appointed for a term beginning July 13, 2012, and ending June 30, 2017.
Hammack, 46, of Naples, has been the chief executive officer of Prolexic Inc. since 2011. His extensive experience in information security and health care technology includes also heading Edmz from 2009 to 2010 and Cyberguard from 2001 to 2004. Hammack received a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University. He is appointed for a term beginning July 13, 2012, and ending June 30, 2015.
Hyman, 62, of Winter Haven, has been the executive vice president of operations for Bright House Networks since 2008 and was previously president of the company’s Tampa Bay Division from 2004 to 2008. With leadership experience in the cable television and communications field since 1985, he formed his own company, which later became part of Time Warner Communications. At that time, he assumed the role of general manager of the company’s operations, first in Colorado Springs, and later in the Tampa Bay area. Prior to that, he taught economics at Nasson College in Maine from 1974 to 1978 and served as coordinator for the school’s Department of Business and Economics. Hyman received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a master’s degree from the University of Rhode Island. He is appointed for a term beginning July 13, 2012, and ending June 30, 2015.
The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.
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