Board Members

Danny Nix

Danny Nix, B.S.

Chair

Charlotte County

Danny Nix, of Punta Gorda, is the owner of Nix & Associates Real Estate, LLC. He received his bachelor’s degree from Western Governor’s University.

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Christian Cunningham

Christian Cunningham, M.A.

Vice Chair

Collier County

Mr. Cunningham, of Naples, is the chief human resources officer for Herc Rentals. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Laura Perry

Laura Perry, B.A.S., M.A.

Glades County

Ms. Perry is a speech language pathologist with the Glades County School District. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Florida SouthWestern State College and her master’s degree from the University of Florida.

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Julia du Plooy

Julia du Plooy, B.S.

Hendry County

Ms. Du Plooy, of Clewiston, is an independent contractor and owner of Julia du Plooy, LLC, and serves as the president of the Lake Okeechobee Business Alliance. She received her bachelor’s degree from Florida State University.

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Bruce Laishley

Bruce Laishley

Charlotte County

Bruce Laishley, of Punta Gorda, is the co-owner of Smuggler’s Enterprises, Inc, and is the CEO of Florida Premier Contractors, LLC, and the co-owner of Southwest Land Developers, Inc.

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Jonathan A. Martin

Jonathan A. Martin, J.D.

Lee County

Mr. Martin, of Fort Myers, is an attorney with Parvey & Frankel Attorneys, P.A. He received his bachelor’s degree from Stetson University and his juris doctorate degree from Liberty University School of Law.

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Starnes Bilotti

Marjorie Starnes-Bilotti, J.D.

Lee County

Marjorie Starnes-Bilotti, of Fort Myers, is a retired attorney. From 1994 to 1999, she was a member of the Florida State Board of Community Colleges. Starnes-Bilotti received bachelor's and law degrees from Florida State University.

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David Ciccarello

David Ciccarello, J.D.

Lee County

David Ciccarello is a partner at Wilbur Smith law firm. He earned his bachelor's degree from Florida State University and his juris doctorate from Stetson University.