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Commissioner Gary Lester

Gary Lester photograph
Appointed: January 12, 2018 Term start: August 2, 2022 Term end: August 1, 2027

Gary Lester began his service to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in January 2018.  He was then appointed by Governor Ron DeSantis on Aug. 2, 2022, for a term ending August 1, 2027.

Commissioner Lester is the Vice President of Community Relations for The Villages.  He also serves as President of The Villages Charter Schools.  He previously served on the Florida Constitutional Revision Commission, Governor DeSantis’ Re-Open Florida Task Force, and on numerous boards and advisory groups including the United States Military Academy Nominations Board and the Judicial Nominating Commission – Middle District of Florida.