Governor appoints three to commission on women

Posted 1/2/23

On Dec. 28, 2022, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Maruchi Azorin, Melissa Stone, and Maria Wells to the …

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Governor appoints three to commission on women

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — On Dec. 28, 2022, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Maruchi Azorin, Melissa Stone, and Maria Wells to the Florida Commission on the Status of Women (FCSW).

Maruchi Azorin of Tampa, is the owner and chief executive officer of Villa Rosa Linens. She is a current member of the Tampa Bay History Center, The University of Florida’s Blue Key Alumni Advisory Council, and the City of Tampa Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Council. Azorin earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Florida.

Melissa Stone of Tallahassee, is the chief executive officer for Cavalry Strategies. She was previously the chief of staff for former Governor Rick Scott. Stone earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.

Maria Wells of Jensen Beach is a licensed Real Estate Broker for Lifestyle Realty Group. She was previously appointed to the Florida Health Insurance Advisory Board by the State of Florida Insurance Commissioner. Wells was elected president of the Florida Realtors from 2017-2018 and elected Region 5 vice president for the National Association of Realtors in 2019.

The FCSW, formed in 1991, provides programming to improve the well-being of Florida's women and girls with its three-fold mission: collaboration, education and celebration. 

It collaborates with organizations statewide to raise awareness of the challenges and issues facing Florida women and families, and the resources available for assistance.

It educates Floridians by hosting educational forums and seminars on far-ranging women’s issues from economic challenges to climbing the ladder of success.

It celebrates the contributions and successes of women and girls.

In doing so, it works to be a resource for lawmakers, businesses and residents so they have a better understanding of these important issues.

 
FCSW, Governor Ron DeSantis

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