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LSCU CUs take part in Fla. governors inauguration
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. and TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (1/12/11)--Republican Rick Scott was sworn in as Florida’s 45th governor Jan. 4, and the League of Southeastern Credit Unions (LSCU)--representing credit unions in Alabama and Florida--and seven Florida credit unions attended the event and participated in the day’s festivities.
Republican Rick Scott (center) is sworn is as Florida’s 45th Governor Jan. 4. The League of Southeastern Credit Unions--representing credit unions in Alabama and Florida--and seven Florida credit unions attended the event and participated in the day’s festivities. (Photo provided by the League of Southeastern Credit Unions)
The league was one of the sponsors of the inauguration and helped credit unions have access to a prayer breakfast at Florida A&M, the swearing-in ceremony, inaugural parade and inauguration ball. Attending the inaugural ball were Larry Tobin, CEO of Fairwinds CU in Orlando; Brent Lister, CEO of First Florida CU in Jacksonville; Cecilia Homison, CEO of Florida Commerce CU, Tallahassee; and Patrick La Pine, LSCU president/CEO. Among those attending the swearing-in ceremony were Lisa Brown, CEO of Tallahassee-Leon FCU in Tallahassee; Steven Nazurak, CEO of Tallahassee (Fla.) FCU; Clarence Rivers, interim CEO of Florida A&M University FCU in Tallahassee, and LSCU staff. Darrell Worrel, CEO of Envision CU in Tallahassee, along with Brown, Rivers and Homison attended the prayer breakfast. At the inaugural, which included six former governors, Scott talked about the steps needed to get Florida back on track. “We have to remember that modern businesses can locate anywhere,” Scott said. “If the conditions Florida offers aren’t the best, businesses go elsewhere. What does it take to create that favorable business climate? Florida has to offer the best chance for financial success. Not a guarantee--just the best chance. Three forces markedly reduce that chance for success--taxation, regulation and litigation. Together those three form ‘The Axis of Unemployment’. Left unchecked, they choke off productive activity.” Scott issued several executive orders that included: the suspension of rulemaking and the establishment of an Office of Fiscal Accountability and Regulatory Reform, the verification of employment status, ethics and open government, and reaffirmation of commitment to diversity in government. Also included was the Code of Ethics from the Executive Office of the Governor, effective Jan. 4. The involvement of LSCU is a continuation of a commitment to build relationships with elected officials in the state and elevate the visibility of the credit union industry, said LSCU.


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