Recently Governor Scott announced the appointment of Katherine E. Cole as the newest St. Petersburg College Trustee.
Cole will join the board alongside Chair Bill Foster, Vice-Chair Nathan Stonecipher and Trustee Deveron Gibbons.
Cole, of Belleair, is an attorney with Hill Ward Henderson, where her practice primarily involves representing real estate owners in the development of commercial projects and residential subdivisions. Her practice areas also include land use and zoning, real estate acquisition and development and governmental relations.
Cole earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Tennessee in 1995, and her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law in 2007.
Cole has been an active community member in Pinellas County, and is currently the Chair-Elect for the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce. She is also a former member of both the City of Clearwater Business Task Force and the Charter Review Committees for the City of Clearwater and Pinellas County.
Additionally, Cole currently serves on the Board of Directors for Morton Plant Mease Hospital. Since 2009 Cole has served on the Omelette Party committee, an annual fundraising event for The Arc Tampa Bay Foundation. In 2013, Cole co-chaired the event.
Cole fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term that began March 24 and ends May 31, 2017.