Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Nanette Rivera, Andy Hill and Dan Waters to the Big Cypress Basin Board.

Nanette Rivera

Rivera, of Marco Island, is a retired pharmaceutical executive who recently ended a 40-year career in the industry having held senior positions with companies such as Abbott Laboratories, Bristol Myers Squibb and Johnson and Johnson. She has served as a member of the United State Coast Guard Auxiliary and is certified in boat safety and navigation. Rivera earned her bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and her master of business administration in finance from the University of Chicago.

Andy Hill

Hill, of Naples, is the President and Co-founder of Andrew Hill Investment Advisors, a company he started in 2010. He has been involved with the Audubon Western Everglades, Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Collier County Medical Society Foundation and the National Parks Conservation Association. Hill is a chartered financial analyst and former certified public accountant. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Canisius College and his master of business administration in finance from Syracuse University.

Dan Waters

Waters, of Naples, is Project Manager at Barron Collier Companies. Previously, he was Service Center Director at the South Florida Water Management District and a Project Manager with Stantec. Waters is a member of the Southwest Florida Land Preservation Trust and a former member of the Big Cypress Basin Board and Florida Engineering Society’s Calusa Chapter. He earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and his master’s degree in environmental engineering from the University of Florida.

These appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.



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