Commissioner Kessler becomes part of FSU Marine Lab Board

Dr. Howard Kesler, Now a part of FSUCML Board of Trustees

Please welcome new board member, Dr. Howard Kessler

Howard Kessler, M.D. (Panacea, FL)
Howard Kessler has lived in Florida for over 25 years. He spent his childhood and teen years in and around the marshlands of the South Shore of Long Island in the state of New York. He holds a B. S. degree in chemistry, an M. A. degree in Education, and an M. D. degree. He practiced orthopedic surgery for years and was Chief of Orthopedics at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Although retired, he still conducts volunteer clinics in Tallahassee for the needy. Dr. Kessler is very involved politically at the national, state, and local levels. At the national level, he serves on the National Association of Counties Environmental, Energy, and Land Use Steering Committee. At the State level, he serves on The Florida Association of Counties Growth and Environmental Steering Committee and the Health and Human Resources Committee. Locally, he serves as Vice-Chairman of the Capital Region Planning Transportation Agency, Chairman of the Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners (serving as a Wakulla County Commissioner for 8 years), and Chairman of the Board of the Wilderness Coast Public Libraries. He and his wife, Anne Van Meter, became involved in Wakulla County politics after witnessing the destruction of local wetlands. They are also very involved in many of the area's clubs and organizations and have interests in running, biking, boating, fishing, woodworking, and gardening. He is a member of the Patrons Board of the School of Theater at FSU.

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