Gaetz appoints Nancy Detert, Lewis Bear to Enterprise Florida board

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Senate President Don Gaetz  announced the appointments of Senator Nancy Detert and Lewis Bear to the Enterprise Florida Board of Directors. 

Detert, 68, is currently the owner of Primary Creative Solutions, Inc. She currently serves as State Senator to District 28 which includes Sarasota and part of Charlotte counties. Detert received her bachelor’s degree from Sienna Heights College. Originally appointed to Enterprise Florida’s board of directors by CFO Atwater in 2009, Senator Detert has been reappointed for a term beginning immediately and ending at the discretion of the Senate President.

Bear, 71, of Gulf Breeze is president and chief executive officer of the Lewis Bear Company. He received his bachelor’s degree from Troy University. Bear has been appointed for a term beginning immediately and ending September 30, 2015.

“Enterprise Florida plays an integral part in attracting businesses, creating jobs and ensuring economic growth,” said President Gaetz. “As long-time business owners who sign the front of paychecks, Lewis Bear and Senator Detert have the know-how and experience to make the sound economic decisions, and I am grateful that they have decided to join the Enterprise Florida team. With their help, Enterprise Florida will continue to facilitate economic expansion, making a better tomorrow for all Floridians.”

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