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Governor DeSantis Appoints Cicarello, Reappoints Martin and Nix as FSW Trustees

Aug 12, 2019

AUGUST 12, 2019 – FORT MYERS, FLA – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment David Ciccarello and the reappointment of Jonathan Martin and Danny Nix to serve on Florida SouthWestern State College’s (FSW) Board of Trustees. All appointments are four-year terms.

“We welcome Mr. Ciccarello to the FSW family,” said Dr. Jeff Allbritten, FSW president. “His local knowledge and community connections will be an immediate asset to Florida SouthWestern State College. We have already heard many great responses to his appointment from the community. We are also thankful for the reappointments of trustees Danny Nix and Jonathan Martin and their continued leadership of the FSW Board of Trustees.”

Ciccarello is a civil attorney and shareholder at Wilbur Smith Attorneys at Law in Fort Myers. He has served as a member and chairman of the grievances committee for the Florida Bar, 20th Judicial Circuit and volunteers his professional services to those in need, earning him the Florida Rural Legal Services Pro Bono Recognition Award. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law.

Martin is a trial attorney at Parvey & Frankel Attorneys, P.A. After gaining extensive trial experience as an assistant state attorney, he began representing the injured.  He handles wrongful death, nursing home abuse, auto accidents, premises and product liability cases.  He is an active member of the Southwest Florida community where he has served on and advised many boards.  While a student at Fort Myers High School, Martin dual-enrolled at then Edison Community College. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Stetson University and his Juris Doctor from Liberty University School of Law in Virginia.  

Nix is a real estate broker/owner and commercial realtor. He strives to recruit and integrate companies and the people of those businesses into the area by finding them the best location at the highest use and value. He also works to build leaders in the employees of his companies, training them to excel in residential and commercial real estate, property management, and building personal wealth. Nix’s 19-year background in evaluating and managing underperforming commercial operations, prior to real estate, provides a platform of experience and leadership to be a valuable team member of Leadership Florida. Nix has a Bachelor of Science in marketing management from Western Governors University, and he volunteers with the Rotary, Crossroads Hope Academy and Deep Creek Community Church.


Florida SouthWestern State College is Southwest Florida’s largest and most affordable institution of higher education. Annually serving nearly 22,000 students globally, FSW offers a variety of nationally-ranked, career-focused academic programs with two- and four-year degrees and professional certifications, several with 100 percent licensure pass and job placements rates. Study and travel abroad opportunities are available for students through FSW’s Center for International Education. Students are also active in clubs and programs catered to their interests. FSW will debut its first Women’s Volleyball program in Fall 2019. Visit for more information.

Last Updated: August 12, 2019

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