Developer joins board
TAMPA — Gov. Rick Scott filled the last vacancy on the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority's governing board Thursday. Gary Harrod, 64, was appointed to the board that oversees Tampa International Airport.
He is chief executive officer of Harrod Properties Inc., the real estate development company he formed in 1990 that builds and manages office and industrial properties across Tampa Bay. Harrod also serves on the board of trustees of the University of Tampa and is also on the board of directors of the Bank of Tampa.
Harrod takes over for Dr. Joseph Diaco, who announced in July he would not seek another term. Diaco's term had expired, but he stayed until the governor selected his replacement. Harrod's term will run until July 1, 2017.