Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday made three appointments to the Board of Governors, including a campaign donor who rented the Republican governor a beachfront condo while DeSantis was in Congress, the president of the state’s largest utility provider and a Palm Beach doctor.
DeSantis named Kent Stermon, a Jacksonville executive at Total Military Management and a contributor to DeSantis’ campaign, to serve on the board, which overseas the state university system.
The Governor also appointed Florida Power and Light President and CEO Eric Silagy and Steven Scott, a Palm Beach doctor who is also the chairman of a medical investment company, Scott Holdings, LLC, to serve on the board.
“These individuals have demonstrated a strong commitment to public service and the economic growth of our state,” DeSantis said in a statement. “They will be strong advocates for the continued success of Florida’s top-ranked university system.”
DeSantis called Scott, who was a trustee for the University of Florida and served on the Duke Health Board of Trustees, “passionate about higher education development.”
Stermon, who was one of the owners of a Palm Coast condo where DeSantis lived for a few months in 2016, served as the