Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Michael Bauer to the Environmental Regulation Commission and named Cari L. Roth as Chair.
Bauer, 60, of Naples, has been the natural resource manager for the City of Naples since 2005. Previously, he served as a lead project manager for the South Florida Water Management District from 2003 to 2004 and was Southwest Florida policy director for Audubon of Florida from 2001 to 2003. Bauer practiced environmental law for the Yakama Indian Nation of Washington State from 1988 to 1996 and was an assistant refuge manager for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service from 1977 to 1984. Bauer received a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Brunswick, a master’s degree from Colorado State University, a law degree from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He succeeds Rhoda Glasco-Foderingham and is appointed for a term beginning December 22, 2011 and ending July 1, 2013.
Roth, 53, of Tallahassee, has been an attorney with Bryan, Miller and Olive P.A. since 2003. With 25 years of public and private sector legal and legislative experience, she has served on the Environmental Regulation Commission since 2003. Previously, she served as general counsel and assistant secretary for the Florida Department of Community Affairs from 1999 to 2003. She received her bachelor’s and law degrees from Florida State University. Roth’s chairmanship is effective December 22, 2011, ending at the pleasure of the Governor.
The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.