Movers and Shakers

Appointments by Governor DeSantis:

Jacksonville Transportation Authority Appointed were Deborah Buckland, Jacksonville, market president for Branch Banking & Trust Company (BB&T); and G. Ray Driver, Jacksonville, a founding partner at Driver, McAfee, Hawthorne and Diebenow. Reappointed was Arezou Jolly, Jacksonville, assistant general counsel for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc.

Lee County Commission Appointed was Raymond Sandelli, Bonita Springs, managing partner at CRE Consultants, who has served in U. S. Navy.

Northwest Florida Water Management District Reappointed was George Roberts, Panama City Beach, vice president of Roberts & Roberts, Inc.

Pasco County Appointed clerk of the circuit court and comptroller was Nichole “Nikki” Alvarez-Sowles, Land O’ Lakes, a position she has held since July 2019.

Red Tide Task Force Appointees to the task force, a priority of Governor DeSantis, may be viewed here.

Restoration of Voting Rights Task Force Appointed were Chris Anderson, Orlando, Seminole County supervisor of elections; Vikki Cannon, Fernandina Beach, Nassau County supervisor of elections; JD Peacock, Okaloosa County clerk of the court; and Doug Chorvat, Brooksville, Hernando County clerk of court.

Southwest Florida Water Management District Appointed was Roger Germann, Tampa, president and chief executive officer of The Florida Aquarium. Reappointed was Kelly Rice, Webster, owner of Prime Property Resources, Inc. and the president of Rice Cattle Company.

St. Johns River Water Management District Appointed was Daniel Davis, Jacksonville, president and chief executive officer of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. Reappointed was Ronald Howse, Cocoa, owner and chief executive officer of Real Deal Development Group.

Suwannee River Water Management District Reappointed were Richard Schwab, Perry, vice president of M.A. Rigoni, Inc., a forest management company; and Charles Keith, Lake City, president of American Pawn Brokers.

Tampa Port Authority Appointed were Stephen Swindal, Tampa, owner of Marine Towing of Tampa and owner and founder of Pan American Sports Group LLC; and Chad Harrod, Tampa, chief executive officer of Harrod Properties, Inc.