Gov. DeSantis appoints two DeSoto County commissioners
DESOTO COUNTY, Fla. – Gov. DeSantis appointed two DeSoto County commissioners, his office announced on Monday.
Ashley Coone and Jerod Gross will both be joining the board, officials said.
Coone is President of Ashley Coone Consulting. Previously, she was executive director of the DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce and co-founded Links2Success, a nonprofit that provides free college and career readiness programs to students in the county.
She also served on the Clerk of the Circuit Court and helped establish the first Boys and Girls Club in the county.
Gross is the general manager and chief operating officer of Island Grove Ag Products and an owner and managing partner of Down South Blues Corporation, a family-run blueberry farm.
He is also the vice president of the Florida Blueberry Growers Association and a member of the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Services Extension Advisory Board.
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