At its November 18, 2014 Regular Board Meeting, the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority (SMAA) elected Commissioner Peter A. Wish as Chairman. Dr. Wish will serve as Chairman until the organizational meeting in November 2015. He was appointed to the board by Governor Rick Scott in February 2013. Dr. Wish has served on a number of philanthropic boards and is the Airport Authority representative to the Sarasota Council of Governments.
Dr. Wish stated, “I’m honored that the other commissioners elected me as Chair. I look forward to working with staff to make the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport the best it can be.”
Completing the officers for the Airport Authority board are Carlos Beruff, Vice Chairman, who heads Medallion Home Gulf Coast LLC and serves on the Manatee Council of Governments on behalf of the Airport; and Jack Rynerson, Secretary, who is past Chair and serves on the Manatee County Tourist Development Council and the Metropolitan Planning Organization on behalf of the Airport.