Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Maximo Alvarez and Jorge Gonzalez to the Florida State University Board of Trustees.

Maximo Alvarez

Alvarez, of Doral is President of Sunshine Gasoline Distributors, Inc. Born in Havana, Cuba, Alvarez came to the United States at 13 as part of Operation Pedro Pan. He has volunteered his time with the Florida Petroleum Marketers Association, Hope for Vision, the Transplant Foundation, The First Tee, the Miami Children’s Hospital and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Alvarez attended Belmont Abbey College before earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Florida State University.

Jorge Gonzalez

Gonzalez, of Miramar Beach, is President and Chief Executive Officer of The St. Joe. Company. He has been involved with Enterprise Florida, the Bay Economic Development Alliance, Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center, Northwest Florida Manufacturer’s Council, Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce. Gonzalez earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Florida State University.

These appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.



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