Gov. Rick Scott erased some of the last vestiges of his predecessor on the board of Enterprise Florida, removing a pair of former Gov. Charlie Crist’s big fund-raisers and replacing them with two advisers of his own.
Gone are Marty Fiorentino, a Jacksonville fund-raiser, and Scott Peelen, a financial manager from Winter Park, who was among the few Republican rainmakers who stuck by Crist during his failed, independent run for U.S. Senate.
Fiorentino and Peelen were both appointed from the Crist bunker to Enterprise Florida, being named to three-year terms only eight days before Scott was sworn in.
Replacing them are Chris Kise, a lawyer who worked for Crist, but who lately helped direct Scott’s transition team. Joining Kise on those directing the public-private agency charged with selling Florida to national and world business leaders is Adam Hollingsworth, chief-of-staff to outgoing Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton.
Kise and Hollingsworth were named to the unpaid posts for terms that expire July 1, 2014.