May 21, 2012
The Florida HBPA had its annual election on March 15th at which time five Directors were elected to the 15-person Board, to serve three year terms. Incumbent, Teresa Palmer was elected to another term as an owner. New owners elected to the Board were Celia Fawkes and Karla Wolfson. Returning to the Board for another three year term were trainers, Barry Rose and Larry Pilotti. Adam Lazarus was elected as the owner alternate and Manny Tortora and Larry Bates were the trainer alternates.
At the FHBPA Board of Directors meeting on March 28th, Phil Combest was elected President. Mr. Combest replaced long-time President Sammy Gordon who resigned last summer. Other officers elected were Vice Presidents, Barry Rose, Teresa Palmer and Larry Pilotti. Bill Kaplan returned for another term as Secretary and Barry Rose agreed to serve another term as Treasurer.