Gov. Ron DeSantis announced in Tallahassee Wednesday the appointments of John “Jay” Steinle and Scott Wagner to the board of the South Florida Water Management District. The appointments follow six previous appointments made by the governor to the board since taking office in January.
“I’m pleased to announce the appointments of Jay Steinle and Scott Wagner to serve our state as members of the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board,” said DeSantis. “My administration remains committed to protecting our environment and fighting for clean water for all Floridians and I know firsthand Jay Steinle and Scott Wagner will be dedicated to these goals in their service to the people of Florida.”
According to the governor's written announcement, Steinle, of West Palm Beach, is a managing director of Lighthouse Investment Partners. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in environment studies from the University of Vermont. As an active sportsman, Steinle has seen firsthand the effects water issues have had on our state. Because of his background in finance, Steinle is keenly aware of how critical the protection of Florida’s environment is to our economy.
Scott Wagner, of Miami Beach, is president and owner of Wagner Legal. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Yale University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami. As a practicing maritime lawyer, Wagner brings "a unique perspective and expertise of Florida’s waterways" to the South Florida Water Management District. A lifelong South Floridian, Wagner’s involvement in the local community includes membership on the Orange Bowl Committee.