Tampa, Fla., Feb. 12, 2014 – Trenam Kemker is pleased to announce that Tampa-based shareholder John S. Vento was recently appointed to the board of directors for the Florida Defense Contractors Association (FDCA). The FDCA is dedicated to promoting the business interests of Florida enterprises engaged in the manufacturing, supplying and other services for national defense. The association participates in focused, statewide activities to encourage business development, industry education and advocacy for favorable government policy and regulations in the industry.
Vento focuses his legal practice on government contracting and is Florida Bar Board Certified in construction law. He has certifications as a Circuit Civil Mediator with the Florida Supreme Court and a Federal Mediator with the United States District Court. Vento has also served as an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association since 1982.
Prior to joining Trenam Kemker, Vento was a Judge Advocate on active duty with the U.S. Air Force, including an assignment as an assistant law professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He also served in the Air Force Reserve, where he was an adjunct professor of law at the Air Force’s Judge Advocate General’s School. Upon his retirement, Vento had achieved the rank of colonel and was honored with the prestigious Legion of Merit Award.
Vento earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh, his law degree from Duquesne University School of Law and his LL. M. in international law from University of Michigan Law School.
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