Northwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board Appointed were Jerome “Jerry” Pate, Pensacola, owner of Jerry Pate Turf and Irrigation and Jerry Pate Design and a former professional golfer; Anna Upton, Tallahassee, managing member of Anna H. Upton, P.L. and general counsel to The Everglades Foundation; and John Alter, Malone, manager of a family-run tree farm and a retired Naval Aviator.
Christina Pushaw Appointed the Governor’s press secretary was Christina Pushaw, a conservative freelance journalist.
South Florida Water Management District Governing Board Appointed were Charlette Roman, Marco Island, a retired Colonel in the United States Army; Cheryl Meads, Tavernier, CEO of Trumpet Calls; and Ben Butler, Lorida, owner and manager of Butler Oaks Farm.
Southwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board Appointed wereWilliam Hogarth, Treasure Island, former director of the Florida Institute of Oceanography at the University of South Florida; Paul “Jack” Bispham, Myakka City, owner and operator of Red Bluff Plantation and Paul’s Parrish; and Johnnie Hall, Auburndale, cattle rancher and owner of Polk Community Association Management.
St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board Appointed were Douglas Burnett, St. Augustine, current Chair of the St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board and a retired Major General with the United States Air Force; and Ryan Atwood, Mount Dora, a farmer at Atwood Family Farms and owner of H&A Farms.
Suwannee River Water Management District Governing Board Appointed were George Cole, Monticello, a former adjunct professor at Florida State University and retired United States Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander; and William Lloyd, High Springs, vice president of Suwannee Valley Feeds.
University of Central Florida Board of Trustees Appointed was John Miklos, Orlando, president of Bio-Tech Consulting, Inc.
University of West Florida Board of Trustees Appointed was Dr. Paul Hsu, Shalimar, managing member of PSH of Okaloosa and the owner and chair of Cyntech, Inc. and Total Parts Plus, Inc.