Aliese P. "Liesa" Priddy of Immokalee was appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to a five-year term effective Jan. 6, 2012. Her fellow commissioners elected her Vice Chairman for 2015-16.
A third-generation Floridian, Priddy learned about hunting and fishing from her parents and grandparents at a young age. Commissioner Priddy owns and operates the JB Ranch in Southwest Florida and knows the value that land management and species conservation have in Florida.
Priddy has served on the Ave Maria Stewardship Community District since 2005, and served on the Big Cypress Basin Board from 2004 to 2010. Priddy received the 2011 Land Conservationist of the Year Award from the Florida Wildlife Federation.
Priddy received a bachelor's degree in finance from Georgia Southern University and a bachelor's degree in environmental studies with a minor in biology from Florida Gulf Coast University. She also completed the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.
Her term expires Jan. 6, 2017.
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