TALLAHASSEE, FL – LAWFUEL – Legal Newswire – Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced the following reappointments and appointments to the Florida Commission on the Status of Women:
– Commissioner Laurie A. Pizzo – reappointed for a term beginning
January 1, 2008, and ending December 31, 2011. Pizzo, of Spring Hill, has worked in sales her entire career and has dedicated herself to community service activities and programs such as the Hospice Kids Foundation and The Dawn Center of Hernando County, a domestic and sexual violence shelter.
– Commissioner Deborah Jallad – reappointed for a term beginning
January 1, 2008, and ending December 31, 2011. Commissioner Jallad, of Winter Park, is the President and Chairman of a Florida-based insurance company holding system specializing in the underwriting of non-contract surety bonds. She has earned numerous awards for both her community service and professional expertise.
– Nancy Peek McGowan – newly appointed for a term beginning January 1,
2008, and ending December 31, 2011. McGowan, of Jacksonville, has a passion for public policy and has been instrumental in developing the legislation which resulted in the mandatory physical fitness standards for children in Florida public schools.
– Lourdes Castillo de la Peña – newly appointed for a term beginning
January 1, 2008, and ending December 31, 2011. Castillo de la Peña, of Miami, has been active in civic affords in the Miami-Dade community for the past several decades, holding leadership positions with numerous non-profit Boards, committees and organizations.
The Florida Commission on the Status of Women is a nonpartisan board, statutorily created in 1991, consisting of 22 appointed members. The Commission is administratively housed in the Office of the Attorney General. The Commission’s mandate is to study and make recommendations to the Governor, Cabinet and Legislature on issues affecting women. These recommendations are presented in the form of an annual report that is distributed in the first quarter of each year.
The Governor, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President of Senate and the Attorney General appoint four members and the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Agriculture each appoint three members for a term of four years.