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Scott appoints 12 to regional planning councils, including ousted USF Poly leader

It was just over a month ago that the embattled leader of the University of South Florida Polytechnic was removed from his post and demoted to a professor position. But that didn't stop Marshall Goodman from getting reappointed by Gov. Rick Scott to his post on the Central Florida Regional Planning Council.

Goodman, 54, is currently on a paid year leave of absence from USF. His unpaid planning council position runs through October of 2013. He is one of 12 people Scott appointed or reappointed today to various planning councils around the state. The councils serve as liaisons between state and local development interests.

For the Tampa Bay area, Scott chose: Barbara Sheen-Todd, 69, a retired Pinellas County Commissioner; Timothy E. Schock, 38, vice president of TransCore from Tampa; and Gary E. Wishnatzki, 55, president and chief executive officer of Wishnatzki Inc., which runs Wish Farms in Plant City.

Also tapped by Scott was Kelly Layman, the spokeswoman for the Florida Board of Governors, who will now serve on the Apalachee Regional Planning Council.

The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate. 

-- Kim Wilmath