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For Immediate Release
January 31, 2020
Contact: Governor’s Press Office


 Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Two to the Florida International University Board of Trustees

 Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Gene Prescott and the reappointment of Leonard Boord to the Florida International University Board of Trustees.

Gene Prescott
Prescott, of Miami, is the owner, president and chief executive officer of Seaway Hotel Group, operating as the Biltmore Hotel. He has served on the board of Florida International University’s Foundation since 2001. He earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Idaho and his master’s degree in industrial administration from Carnegie Mellon University. Prescott is appointed to a five-year term.

Leonard Boord
Boord, of Miami, is the founder of Slon Capital, an investment firm, and is the managing director of Lydians Capital. He is the co-founder of Intotheblock, a crypto asset company. Currently, he serves on the board of Master Concession Air, an air travel concessions operator. Boord is reappointed to a five-year term.

These appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.


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