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Gov. Ivey announces key appointments across state boards and commissions

Gov. Kay Ivey filled several key positions across various boards and commissions in the state.

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In a recent spate of appointments released Monday,  Gov. Kay Ivey filled several key positions across various boards and commissions in the state. Notably, the Medical Licensure Commission saw Dr. Howard J. Falgout reaffirmed for his role, underscoring the administration’s confidence in his ongoing contributions to medical oversight.

In addition to longstanding roles, fresh faces were introduced across various sectors aiming to bring new perspectives and energy into state governance. Among the notable new appointments were Ms. Millie Ballard to the Elmore County Board of Registrars and Mr. Anthony Davidson to the Teachers Retirement System Board of Control.

The Governor also took steps to bolster the state’s focus on specialized fields such as interior design and auctioneering, with multiple new appointees across these boards, reflecting a commitment to diverse professional fields. For instance, the State Board of Auctioneers welcomed Mr. Ruston Wood, while the Board of Registration for Interior Designers was refreshed with several new members including Ms. Tonya Miller.

This sweeping range of appointments illustrates the Governor’s strategic approach to governance, ensuring a blend of seasoned experts and new talents to steer state affairs effectively. Each appointee is poised to contribute their expertise to their respective fields, impacting regulatory practices and policy development in the state.

The following is a complete list of the appointments released on May 10:

Elmore County Board of Registrars

Ms. Millie Ballard (New Appointment)

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Montgomery County Board of Registrars

Ms. Barbara Jenkins (New Appointment)

Board of Registration for Interior Designers

Ms. Tonya Miller (New Appointment)

Interagency Autism Coordinating Council

Ms. Julie Blair Bennett (New Appointment)
Ms. Caroline Kimrey (New Appointment)
Ms. Jessica McCafferty (New Appointment)
Ms. Melanie Bald (New Appointment)
Ms. Shelby DiPilla (New Appointment)
Dr. Tony Fargason (New Appointment)
Mr. Jake Schieber (New Appointment)

Medical Licensure Commission

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Dr. Howard J. Falgout (Reappointment)

Teachers Retirement System Board of Control

Mr. Anthony Davidson (New Appointment)

State Board of Podiatry 

Dr. Theresa Brown (New Appointment)
Dr. Rosemarie Caillier (New Appointment)
Dr. Aiesha Hill (New Appointment)
Dr. Tameka Sanders (New Appointment)
Dr. Tomeko McPhillips (New Appointment)

Hearing Instrument Dealers Board

Mr. Donald Littrell (New Appointment)

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Underground Damage Prevention Authority

Mr. Ricky Henderson (Reappointment)
Mr. Wayne Garner (Reappointment)
Mr. Billy Pickard (Reappointment)
Mr. Doug Blankenship (Reappointment)

State Board of Auctioneers

Mr. Ruston Wood (New Appointment)

STEM Council

Dr. Cynthia McCarty (New Appointment)

Crenshaw County District Judge

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Mr. Jon Folmar (New Appointment)

These appointments span across various critical sectors, indicating the Governor’s strategic approach in influencing key areas such as healthcare, education, judiciary, and professional regulations.

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