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Rick Scott appoints three to Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority

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Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday that he had appointed one new member and reappointed two others to the Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority.

Shaun Oxtal, director of real estate valuation and consulting company Capright, is new to the board. The 30-year-old Florida State University alumnus was appointed to a term running through July 1, 2018.

Oxtal will fill the board seat vacated by John Garcia, who stepped down from THEA in January.

Danny Alvarez, 43, was reappointed for a term ending July 1, 2020. The managing member at The Alvarez Legal Group is a graduate of Troy State University and the Stetson University College of Law.

Vincent Cassidy, 58, was Scott’s other reappointment. The CEO of Majesty Title Services, LLC, who graduated from the University of Virginia’s Graduate School of Banking with honors was given a new term running through July 1, 2021.

Cassidy has been on the board since 2012, and currently serves as chairman, while Alvarez got his seat in 2015 and is currently serving as secretary. The board’s next meeting is set for Sept. 25.

The expressway authority maintains and operates four facilities in Hillsborough County: the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway, the Brandon Parkway, Meridian Avenue and the Selmon Greenway.

The governor appoints four members to the board, while the Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners, Tampa mayor, and Florida Department of Transportation secretary make one appointment each.

Each of the governor’s appointments must be confirmed by the Florida Senate.

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