Eleventh Circuit Declares Win for Florida and the Cruise Industry

On July 23, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, after Florida appealed to the United States Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit Court reversed its earlier decision and sided with the State of Florida against the CDC’s unlawful No-Sail Orders. Following this decision, the cruise industry will be able to resume operations without adhering to the CDC’s unlawful and discriminatory rules. […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Six to the Florida Independent Living Council

On July 23, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Whitney Harris, Christopher Littlewood, Ciawanda McDonald, Robert Melia, Donald Moran and Tyler Morris to the Florida Independent Living Council.   Whitney Harris Harris, of Tallahassee, is Executive Director of the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology. She is a member of the Association […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Two to the Tallahassee Community College District Board of Trustees

On July 23, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Charlie Ward and Eric Grant to the Tallahassee Community College District Board of Trustees.   Charlie Ward Ward, of Tallahassee, is a former professional basketball player and the current Head Coach of Florida State University Schools’ “Florida High” boys basketball team. A Thomasville, Georgia […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Four to the Valencia College District Board of Trustees

On July 23, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Daisy Lopez-Cid, John Martinez, Bobby Olszewski and Michael Sasso to the Valencia College District Board of Trustees.   Daisy Lopez-Cid Lopez-Cid, of Kissimmee, is a real estate broker and owner of ReMax Premier Properties. She is the current Vice Chair of the Valencia College […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Scott Sturgill to the Seminole State College District Board of Trustees

On July 23, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Scott Sturgill to the Seminole State College District Board of Trustees.   Scott Sturgill Sturgill, of Sanford, is Chief Executive Officer of Durable Safety Products. He is a Past Chair of the Greater Sanford Regional Chamber of Commerce and the AdventHealth Altamonte Springs board […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Three to the St. Johns River State College District Board of Trustees

On July 23, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Richard Komando, Wendell Davis and Makayla Buchanan to the St. Johns River State College District Board of Trustees.   Richard Komando Komando, of Jacksonville, is an attorney and partner at Bradley, Garrison and Komando, P.A. Previously, he was an assistant state attorney for the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Lauran Monbarren to the University of South Florida Board of Trustees

On July 23, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Lauran Monbarren to the University of South Florida Board of Trustees.   Lauran Monbarren Monbarren, of San Antonio, is Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Simpson Environmental Services and Simpson Farms. Previously, she was an administrator at Pasco-Hernando State College and a teacher […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Belinda Kirkegard to the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority

On July 23, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Belinda Kirkegard to the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.   Belinda Kirkegard Kirkegard, of Kissimmee, is Economic Development Director for the city of Kissimmee. She was named the Orlando Business Journal’s 2019 Women Who Mean Business Executive of the Year and serves on the Board […]

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING Community Leaders Applaud State Response to Red Tide Bloom in the Tampa Bay Area

On July 23, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – This week, Governor Ron DeSantis joined the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to survey the impacts of the red tide bloom affecting southwest Florida and the Tampa Bay area. In response to the bloom, Governor DeSantis directed all agencies to take […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Calls on State Board of Administration to Place Ben & Jerry’s on the Continued Examination Companies that Boycott Israel List

On July 22, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis called on the State Board of Administration (SBA) to immediately place Ben & Jerry’s and Unilever on the Continued Examination Companies that Boycott Israel List and initiate the process to place both companies on the Scrutinized Companies that Boycott Israel List.   The text of the letter can be […]