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Dowd reappointed by Gov. Scott to PBSC District Board of Trustees

John W. Dowd III, chair of the Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees, has been reappointed by Gov. Rick Scott to another three-year term.

Scott announced the news Wednesday along with nine other reappointments to College District Boards of Trustees across the state. Dowd’s term ends May 31, 2018. The Dowdappointments must be confirmed by the Florida Senate.

Dowd, 56, of West Palm Beach, president of the Dowd Companies, was first appointed to the board in December 2011 to succeed Kenneth Kirby. He was elected chair of the board by his peers last August after serving a year as vice chair. Dowd previously worked for 17 years as senior vice president of development and acquisitions at The Goodman Company. With more than 30 years’ experience in the commercial real estate business, he was director of land and investments for Faison from 1995 to 1998, vice president of real estate for Pick Kwik Food Stores from 1992 to 1995, and president of Real Estate Investment Research Inc. from 1988 to 1992. Previously, he was the managing partner of Cecil Properties of Florida, an acquisitions specialist for The Myers Group Inc. and a broker with the Grubb and Ellis Company. He served on the Town of Lake Clarke Shores Code Enforcement Board from 2001 to 2006. Dowd received a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University.

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