Saturday, May 30, 2015

John Benkert Appointed To School Board By Governor Scott

LABELLE, FL. -- Florida Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of John E. Benkert as a Hendry County School Board Member to replace former member Pat Langford. Langford had previously been chosen by Governor Scott to be Hendry Tax Collector, replacing retiring Peggy Hampton. Hampton chose to retire before the expiration of her elected term.

Benkert's term on the school board will run from May 29 to November 21, 2016.

Benkert, 50, of Labelle, has been the chief executive officer of CPR Tools in LaBelle since 2004. He served in the United States Air Force from 1984 to 2004. 

Benkert is a member of the Rotary International and American Legion and is a former member of the Hendry Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees. He received his associate’s degree from the Community College of the Air Force in 1990, his bachelor’s degree and his Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. 

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