Update on the Status of Women: Melissa Hagan has been appointed by Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, to the Florida Commission on the Status of Women.
Hagan and her husband, Aaron, own Emerald Coast Interview Consulting, and she recently served as chief development Ooficer for Gulf Coast State College. Hagan, of Lynn Haven, is a former teacher, curriculum designer and caseworker for at-risk youth.
The Commission, established in 1991, makes recommendations to the legislature, governor and cabinet on issues affecting women.
Her term starts immediately and expires Oct. 1, 2017.
Connie Mack IV joins public relations firm: The former Florida congressman and state representative has joined Levick, a Washington D.C.-based public relations & communications firm, as an executive vice president.
Mack will also lead Levick's expansion into Florida and will open the firm's Miami office.