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Governor Appoints Four to Chipola College Board of Trustees

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On Monday, June 24, Governor Rick Scott announced three appointments and two reappointments to the Chipola College District Board of Trustees.

Thomas "Tommy" Lassmann, 41, of Marianna, is a commercial banker with Cadence Bank. He received his bachelor's degree in finance from Troy University. Lassmann has served on the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. He succeeds Jeff Crawford and is appointed for a term beginning June 24, 2013, and ending May 31, 2015.

Nolan Baker, 48, of Ponce de Leon, is an engineer with CDG Engineers & Associates. Baker is a board member of the Walton County Economic Development Alliance and the Holmes County Development Commission. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from Auburn University. He succeeds Robert "Bob" Jones and is appointed for a term beginning June 24, 2013, and ending May 31, 2015.

Hannah Causseaux, 28, of Bristol, is the former Director of Appointments in the Executive Office of the Governor. She received her bachelor's degree in political science from Florida State University. She succeeds Mark Plummer and is appointed for a term beginning June 24, 2013, and ending May 31, 2014.

Gary Clark, 45, of Chipley, is the vice president of West Florida Electric Cooperative. He received his bachelor's degree in marketing from the University of Phoenix. Clark served on the Washington County school board for twelve years. He is reappointed for a term beginning June 24, 2013, and ending May 31, 2015.

John Padgett, 82, of Marianna, is retired. He was a member of the U.S. Army Medical Corps. Padgett has previously served as a Jackson County Commissioner. He is reappointed for a term beginning June 24, 2013, and ending May 31, 2014.

The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

Chipola's nine-member board also includes Gina Stuart of Jackson County, Danny Ryals of Calhoun County, Dr. Leisa Bailey of Holmes County and Jan Page of Washington County.