Florida Governor Jeb Bush appointed Frank E. Gernert, of Ft. Lauderdale, owner of Professional Diving Schools of Florida, to the Florida Boating Advisory Council. Frank’s term extends until…
Florida Governor Jeb Bush appointed Frank E. Gernert, of Ft. Lauderdale, owner of Professional Diving Schools of Florida, to the Florida Boating Advisory Council. Frank’s term extends until September 30, 2009.
The Florida Boating Advisory Council (BAC) was created by the Florida Legislature and placed within the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to make recommendations to the FWC Commissioners and the Department of Community Affairs regarding issues affecting the boating community in Florida. With Florida being one of the largest diving states, and with so much diving taking place from boats there, it is important that the Diving Industry watch for issues that may affect both activities. Frank’s perspective helps the Diving Industry have a voice in Florida boating issues .
Others appointed or reappointed include:
- Mark R. Leslie of Melbourne, dockmaster with the City of Titusville
- Edward “E.J.” Seguna II of Indialantic, regional financial advisor with Branch Banking and Trust
- Richard L. Jones of Marathon, marine resource planner with Monroe County
- Jennifer C. Field of Stuart, president of Chapman School of Seamanship, Inc.
“DEMA extends its congratulations to Frank Gernert and all appointees for their continuing efforts to make diving and boating safe in Florida,” said Tom Ingram, DEMA’s Executive Director. “Frank’s background and years of experience in the Diving Industry are sure to be an asset to the BAC and will provide him with the perspective needed to evaluate issues that affect divers and dive professionals in Florida.”
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