Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Three to the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board
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Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Charlette Roman, Cheryl Meads and Ben Butler to the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board.

Charlette Roman
Roman, of Marco Island, served 26 years in the United States Army, earning an honorable discharge at the rank of Colonel before going to work for Northrop Grumman. She has served on the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board since 2019 and has also volunteered with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Friends of Tigertail Beach, Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Collier Citizens Council. Roman earned her bachelor's degree in communications from Loyola University and her master's degree in business management from Webster University.

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Cheryl Meads
Meads, of Tavernier, is the Chief Executive Officer of Trumpet Calls. She has served on the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board since 2019, was a member of the Islamorada Village Council and previously did research and development as a contractor for the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Meads earned her bachelor's degree in chemistry with a minor in English from Western Carolina University.

Ben Butler
Butler, of Lorida, is the Owner and Manager of Butler Oaks Farm, a family-run dairy farm. He previously served on the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board and has also volunteered his time with the United Dairy Farmers of Florida, Okeechobee Farm Bureau, Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show, 4-H and the Okeechobee Area Agricultural Council. Butler earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in animal sciences from the University of Florida.

These appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

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