Shutts & Bowen LLP is pleased to announce that Governor Ron DeSantis recently reappointed Tallahassee partner Benjamin Gibson to the State Board of Education.
Ben has served on the State Board of Education since 2017; his reappointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate. The State Board of Education oversees the Florida Department of Education, directing educational policy for VPK-12 public schools and Florida’s State College System. The board is comprised of seven gubernatorial-appointed board members.
“I am honored to serve Florida’s students, parents and teachers, and I thank the Governor for this reappointment to the State Board of Education,” said Ben. “With support from leadership, we will continue our mission to make Florida the best in the nation for education.”
Ben is Vice-Chair of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group and represents clients facing high-stakes legal issues at the intersection of business, politics, and government. His statewide practice focuses on representing corporate, political, and government clients in appellate, litigation, and administrative matters as well as government affairs. Most recently, he was recognized in the INFLUENCE 100, Influence Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in Florida politics. Ben also serves as Chair of Florida’s First District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission.
Ben previously served as General Counsel to Governor Ron DeSantis’ Transition Team, advising the Governor on the appointment of three Supreme Court Justices. Prior to joining the firm, Gibson served as the Deputy General Counsel and an Assistant General Counsel to Florida Governor Rick Scott for nearly five years. He counseled the Executive Office of the Governor on issues relating to ethics, financial disclosure, public records, and the Sunshine Law.
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