Gov. Rick Scott appoints William R. Giffing, Jr. to Early Learning Coalition of Lake County

William R. Giffing Jr., named to Early Learning Coalition of Lake County by Gov. Scott / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® /
William R. Giffing, associate vice president of Wells Fargo, 127 N. Bay St., Eustis, has been tabbed by Florida's governor to serve on a Lake County public service agency.

EUSTIS, Fla. -- Gov. Rick Scott has appointed William R. Giffing, Jr. to the Early Learning Coalition of Lake County.

Giffing, 39, of Eustis, a financial advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors, succeeds Jeanie Rowin on the Early Coalition.

The four-year appointment was announced early Monday and runs through April 30, 2019.

Giffing, an associate vice president has been a financial advisor with Wells Fargo since 1999. He received a BS in Marketing from Florida Southern College in Lakeland.

In addition to his new board duties with the Early Learning Coalition, Giffing is a board member and treasurer of the Lake County Educational Foundation.

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