Published: Feb 21, 2012 7:14 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Braxton C. Rhone to the District Board of Trustees, Edison State College.

Rhone, 27, of Fort Myers, is a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch. Previously, he was a client sales and service officer for Bank of America from 2006 to 2012. His community service includes being an inaugural member of the G.A.I.N. Program (Growing Associates in Naples) and a past board member with Youth Leadership Collier.

Rhone received a Bachelor's Degree from Florida Gulf Coast University where he also served as student body treasurer and vice president. He is appointed for a term beginning February 21, 2012, and ending May 31, 2013.

The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.