Governor-elect Ron DeSantis Announces Transition Advisory Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture

Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor-elect Ron DeSantis and Lieutenant Governor-elect Jeanette Nuñez today announced the names of over 40 advisors who will serve on the Transition Advisory Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture. The list is comprised of policy experts, state leaders and executives who will advise the administration and help shape the future of Florida’s policies to restore and protect our state’s unique environment, natural resources and agriculture industry.

The Transition Advisory Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture will be chaired by Congressman BRIAN MAST. Upon being selected as chairman of the Transition Advisory Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture, Mast made the following statement:

“I look forward to working with Governor-elect DeSantis again, as we did in Congress, to protect Florida’s natural environment. We will work tirelessly to help start his administration off on the right foot.”

 

Members of the Transition Advisory Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture include:

BOB BAILEY; President of Facilities & Urban Environments Market, CH2M HILL Companies, Ltd.

ERNIE BARNETT; Executive Director, Florida Land Council and Principal, Water and Land Advisors, Inc.

MIKE BEALE; CEO, Bishop, Beale, Duncan

RON BERGERON; Founder & CEO, Bergeron Family of Companies

KEN BRYAN; State Director, Florida Field Office, Rails to Trails Conservancy

TOM CABRERIZO; CEO, CFH Group

BRITTANY PERKINS CASTILLO; CEO, Ashbritt Environmental

TRACY DUDA CHAPMAN; Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer, General Counsel, A. Duda & Sons

ERNIE COX; President, Family Lands Remembered, LLC and Director, Florida Earth Foundation

The Honorable STEVE CRISAFULLI; Former Speaker, Florida House of Representatives

RON EDWARDS; President & CEO, Evans Properties, Inc.

ERIK EIKENBERG; CEO, Everglades Foundation

ANTHONY FARHAT; President, PGI Homes LLC

ROGER GERMANN; President & CEO, Florida Aquarium

MARYAM GHYABI-WHITE; Vice President of Florida Operations, Alfred Benesch & Co.

MATT GRIFFIN; East Coast Sales & Product Development, United Genetics Seeds Co.

ALEX JOHNS; President, Florida Cattleman’s Association and Natural Resources Director, Seminole Tribe

MATT JORDAN; General Manager, Tampa Bay Water

JOSH KELLAM; Commissioner, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and President of the Florida Division, ESG Enterprises

STEVE KELLY; Manager, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company

MICHAEL KENNEDY; President, Ranger Construction Industries, Inc. and Director, Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County

CURT KISER; Commissioner, Public Employee Relations Commission

GASTON MARQUEVICH; Founder & CEO, Optimum Agriculture

JOHN MIKLOS; President, Bio-Tech Consulting, Inc.

TEMPERINCE MORGAN; Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy

The Honorable JOE NEGRON; Former President, Florida Senate

DAN O’KEEFE; Partner, Shutts & Bowen, LLP and Board Member, East Central Florida Regional Planning Council

MAURICE PEARSON; Vice President, Senior Scientist, MSE Group

The Honorable JAKE RABURN; Former Representative, Florida House of Representatives

DAN RICHEY; President & CEO, Riverfront Packing Company

BO RIVARD; Commissioner, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Partner, Harrison, Rivard, Duncan & Buzzett

SCOTT SHEPHERD; Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, Guest Services, Inc.

MICHAEL SOLE; Vice President, Environmental Services, NextEra Energy

JIM SPRATT; Owner, Magnolia Strategies LLC

EILEEN STUART; Shareholder, Hopping Green & Sams

JIM SWANN; Vice Chair, Eckerd Connects

BEN TAUBE; Managing Director, Policy and Legislative Affairs, Ygrene Energy Fund

NOAH VALENSTEIN; Secretary, Florida Department of Environmental Protection

KEITH WOLD; Attorney, Private Investor