Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of James Scott, Robert Sendler and Carlos Penin to the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority Governing Board.

James Scott

Scott, of Fort Lauderdale, is Chairman and a Founding Director of Tripp Scott and a former President of the Florida Senate. He served in and received an honorable discharge from the United States Coast Guard, retiring as a Lieutenant Commander. Scott is also a former Broward County Commissioner and has served on the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority Governing Board since 2013. He earned his bachelor’s degree and his juris doctor from the University of Kentucky.

Robert Sendler

Sendler, of Jupiter, is Vice President and Chief Litigation Counsel for NextEra Energy and a former Assistant State’s Attorney for Florida’s 15th Judicial Circuit. He is a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, the Guild of Catholic Lawyers and the Palm Beach branch of the American Heart Association. Sendler earned his bachelor’s degree in international affairs from Florida State University and his juris doctor from the Stetson University College of Law.

Carlos Penin

Penin, of Coral Gables, is an engineer and President of C.A.P. Government, Inc. He is a former board member of the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority and has been involved with the Florida Engineering Society, American Council of Engineering Companies, Cuban-American Association of Civil Engineers, Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, Kiwanis Club of Little Havana and the Latin Builders Association. Penin earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and construction management from the University of Florida and his master’s degree in environmental and urban systems from Florida International University.

These appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.



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