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Chris Wagoner of Gainesville appointed to Florida Boating Council

Press release from the Office of Governor Ron DeSantis

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Larry DeHays, John Stephens, James Suber, Christopher Wagoner, and James Zurbrick to the Boating Advisory Council.  

Larry DeHays
DeHays, of Fort Myers Beach, is a Boat Captain for Adventures in Paradise and Shell Point Retirement. He is a veteran of the United States Navy and a current member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. DeHays earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland.  

John Stephens
Stephens, of Destin, is the Owner of Luther’s Pontoon, WaveRunner, and Kayak Rentals. He is a member of the Okaloosa County Watersports Operators Coalition, Okaloosa County Waterway Rental Safety Committee, and serves on multiple committees for the City of Destin. Stephens earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of West Florida.  

James Suber
Suber, of Jacksonville, is the President of Suber Marine Services Inc. He is a current member of the Fraternal Order of Police, the Jacksonville Commodores League, and a board member for the Safe Harbor Maritime Academy. Suber was named Jacksonville’s Sail and Power Squadron Member of the Year in 2021. He earned his associate degree from Florida State College of Jacksonville.  

Christopher Wagoner
Wagoner, of Gainesville, is a retired Police Academy Commander for Santa Fe College. He is a veteran of the United States Army. Wagoner earned an associate degree in criminal justice technology from Santa Fe College.   

James Zurbrick 
Zurbrick, of Steinhatchee, is the Owner and Operator of Jolly Rogers II Fisheries LLC and Tides Up Fisheries LLC. He is currently the Director of Southeastern Fisheries Association and a member of the Gulf of Mexico Shareholders Alliance, Seafood Harvesters of America, and Steinhatchee River Chamber of Commerce. Zurbrick earned his associate degree from St. Petersburg College.

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