Naples, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Charlette Roman, Charlie Martinez and Cheryl Anne Meads to the Board of the South Florida Water Management District in Naples. The Governor was joined by all three appointees as well as Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection Noah Valenstein.

“I’m pleased to announce the appointments of Charlie Martinez, Cheryl Anne Meads and Charlette Roman to officially serve on the board of the South Florida Water Management District,” said Governor DeSantis. “Each of these individuals have demonstrated an aptitude for public service and a firm understanding of the vital role of clean water to Florida’s livelihood. I look forward to working with them to protect our natural resources and water quality for all Floridians.”

Photo Credit: Governor Ron DeSantis Press Office

Charlette Roman

Since 2002, Charlette has been a full-time resident of Marco Island. She settled there after serving 26 years in the U.S. Army, retiring as a full Colonel. Colonel Roman’s experience has given her extensive leadership and management experience in supervising and training personnel. After retirement, Charlette moved to Marco Island and began serving her new community. Notably, in 2013, the Collier County Commissioners unanimously appointed Charlette to serve as the first At-Large Environmental Commissioner on the Collier County Planning Commission.

Carlos “Charlie” E. Martinez

Carlos “Charlie” E. Martinez is President of CEM Investments LLC where he has served since 2010. He also serves as Partner of Grove Bay Group and has vast experience in residential development. He has been a member of the Everglades Foundation for the last eight years and holds a B.S. in Building Construction from the University of Florida.

Cheryl Anne Meads

Cheryl Meads is CEO of Trumpet Calls LLC, Real Estate and a member of the Islamorada Village Council. In her career, Cheryl has worked as a contractor to the United States Environmental Protection Agency performing research and development creating test methods found in the Code of Federal Regulation Title 40-Protection of Environment. Her leadership experience gives her a unique perspective for the challenges facing Florida’s environment. Cheryl holds a chemistry degree from Western Carolina University and has experience in Biology and Microbiology.



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