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 […]

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Cuban-American Leaders Praise Governor DeSantis’ Call for Biden Administration to Provide Internet Access for the People of Cuba

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Following a townhall event focused on the crisis in Cuba on Hannity last night, Cuban-American leaders in Florida are commending Governor Ron DeSantis’ call for the Biden Administration to take action and provide internet access for the people of Cuba who are standing up against communist oppression.   Over a week ago, […]

Governor DeSantis Celebrates the Signing of House Bill 3 and Announces $270 Million in Investments to Improve Student Literacy

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

~ Florida continues to innovate and build a rock-solid foundation for student success ~   FORT PIERCE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis celebrated the signing of House Bill 3 and announced that Florida is investing $270 million in literacy initiatives throughout the state. On June 29, Governor DeSantis signed HB 3, creating the “New […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Commends Major Opioid Settlement Agreement Resulting in Florida Receiving $1.3 Billion

On July 21, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis commended a $21 billion multi-state agreement with AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson, three of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical companies, to settle litigation related to the opioid crisis in America. Additionally, Johnson & Johnson will pay up to $5 billion over nine years, with Florida receiving almost $300 million from that […]