TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Robert Spottswood and the appointment of Gary Lester to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Spottswood, 60, of Key West, is currently the vice-chairman of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. He is the chief executive officer of Spottswood Companies, Inc. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and his juris doctor from the University of Miami School of Law. Spottswood is reappointed for a term beginning January 12, 2018, and ending January 6, 2023.
Lester, 59, of Oxford, is vice president for community relations at The Villages. He received his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech University and attended seminary at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Lester succeeds Richard Hanas and is appointed for a term beginning January 12, 2018, and ending August 1, 2022.
Governor Scott said, “On behalf of all Floridians, I’d like to thank Rick Hanas for his years of service to the state and dedication to the conservation of Florida’s natural resources. I look forward to continuing to work with FWC to protect Florida’s environment and keep our state beautiful for future generations.”
These appointments are subject to Senate confirmation.