Gov. Crist has announced two appointments to the Pinellas Early Learning Coalition, which oversees programs for children ages 0-5 including the state's Voluntary Prekindergarten system. They are:
- Michael K. Pachik, 56, of Clearwater. Pachik is senior vice president of Direct Mail Systems Inc. He will serve a second term, ending April 30, 2011.
- Dr. Kenneth B. Paluso, 56, of Palm Harbor. Peluso, president of Peluso Chiropractic and Rehab Center, succeeds Peggy O'Shea. He unsuccessfully ran as a Republican for the Florida House in 2006. His term expires April 30, 2009.