Gov-Elect Scott Names Vinyard to Run DEP

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

January 4, 2011

According to a report from the St. Petersburg Times, Florida Gov-elect Rick Scott selected a Jacksonville shipbuilding executive and sometime lobbyist as his top environmental regulator. Herschel Vinyard Jr., 46, director of business operation for BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards, will become the newest secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, if his appointment is confirmed by the state Senate.

(Source: St. Petersburg Times)

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