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Astri Group president Mike Tomas joins Workforce Florida board

14 Aug 2013

MIke Tomas Astri GroupFlorida Governor Rick Scott has hired Mike Tomas, the president of early stage private equity firm Astri Group, to serve on the board of the state’s workforce system.

Tomas, pictured, will help develop strategies to improve the state’s business environment while supporting its economy during his four-year term with Workforce Florida.

He has spent nearly 25 years working on technologies in the US and Mexico in leadership roles, with considerable experience in the biotechnology, life sciences and IT and Communications sectors.

Tomas is also CEO of Bioheart, which develops cell therapies and biologics which aim to help address heart failure and other cardial problems.

Workforce Florida president and CEO Chris Hart said, “Governor Scott’s appointments to our board of directors are reflective of Florida’s strategic focus on growing talent and jobs in dynamic industries targeted for their current and future economic impact.

“We look forward to the contributions of these leaders to our collaborative efforts with workforce, education and economic development partners in supporting and strengthening Florida’s businesses and families.”

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