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Tallahassee, FL – Don Lanman, First Lieutenant U.S. Army (Retired) has been appointed to serve as Vice Chairman for the Florida Veterans Foundation (FVF). Lanman is based out of West Palm Beach and has served as a member of the FVF Board of Directors and District 7 Director for five years. Lanman has volunteered thousands of hours of service to local Veterans and their families and has assisted with raising valuable funds for the Foundation’s programs through the FVF Ambassadors Program.

“I’m honored to have been selected to support Chairman Asztalos along with my fellow Directors and Veteran supporters as we further the noble mission of the Foundation,” said Lanman. ”I encourage supporters to help the Foundation by recruiting the maximum number of FVF Ambassadors as part of the Governor’s “Forward March” program.”

The Foundation is also pleased to welcome Paul Kimbel, Vice President for Sales and Service for Medical Equipment and Supplies of America, as District 4 Director. Kimbel, a U.S. Army Veteran based out of the Tampa Bay area, was appointed to the FVF Board of Directors by the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs. “I’m thrilled to join such an incredible organization that does so much to support our state’s Veterans,” said Kimbel.

Kimbel was recently presented with his letter of appointment by Major General James Hartsell, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs, and Florida Veterans Foundation Board Chairman Bob Asztalos. Also joining the presentation was Lieutenant General William James Lennox Jr., former president of St. Leo University.
 
Also recently appointed to the FVF Board of Directors was Senator Danny Burgess, R-Zephyrhills. Senator Burgess, a Captain and Judge Advocate in the U.S. Army Reserve, is the former executive director of the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs and was instrumental in establishing Governor DeSantis’ Forward March initiative. 
 
“Having had the opportunity to work with the Foundation in my time at FDVA, I’m excited to have a greater role as a member of the Board and help them continue expanding their programs and services which contribute to Florida being one of the most veteran-friendly states in the nation,” said Burgess.