Ron DeSantis appoints four to Florida Development Finance Corporation
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The FDFC selections include one reappointment and three new members.

Gov. Ron DeSantis is appointing three new members — and one returning member — to the Florida Development Finance Corporation (FDFC) according to a Monday press release.

The FDFC helps fund for-profit and non-profit businesses through the issuance of industrial revenue bonds.

DeSantis is reappointing James Nelson Bradshaw to a four-year term. Bradshaw works for BBVA Compass, serving as the northeast Florida chief executive officer. He has also previously worked as a senior vice president of commercial banking for SunTrust Bank.

Bradshaw received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Louisiana State University.

Also earning four-year terms are three new members of the FDFC.

The first is Paul Tanner of Fort Lauderdale, who serves as managing director of the wealth management firm Las Olas Capital Advisors.

Before that, Tanner was a senior vice president at UBS, a financial services company. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Florida.

Joining Tanner is Rebecca Reynolds-Russell of Odessa. Reynolds-Russell works as a vice president and senior relationship manager for JP Morgan Chase’s government and not-for-profit banking group.

She has also served as a municipal financial adviser at Public Financial Management. Her education history includes a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in business administration from Rollins College.

Rounding out the Monday list of appointments is Ayanna Louis-Charles of Pembroke Pines. Louis-Charles worked as the director of public finance at PNC bank before moving on to her current position as a vice president with Morgan Stanley’s fixed income division.

Louis-Charles received a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and a master’s degree in finance from the University of Chicago.

The FDFC was created in 1993 and is overseen by a five-person Board of Directors.

The appointments announced by DeSantis Monday are subject to confirmation by the Senate.

Ryan Nicol

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