Ramon A. Rodriguez, CPA
Ramon A. Rodriguez has served as a director of the Company since February 2022. Mr. Rodriguez has served as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Cable Insurance Company, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a property, and casualty insurer focused on the commercial automotive market, since April 2021. From January 1999 until April 2020, he served on the board of directors of Republic Services, Inc., Phoenix, Arizona, a solid waste company listed on NYSE, including serving as the Chairman of the Board. From 2009 to 2015, he served as a director of Alico, Inc., Fort Myers, Florida, a holding company with assets and related operations in agricultural and environmental resources, including citrus, sugar cane, cattle, land, and wildlife management listed on NASDAQ. In addition, Mr. Rodriguez was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Madsen, Sapp, Mena, Rodriguez & Co. (an accounting firm acquired by Crowe Horwath in 2006) from 1971 to his retirement from public accounting in 2009. He is also a former Chairman of the Florida Board of Accountancy as well as a former President of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He was a founder, Treasurer, and a director of DME Corporation, a manufacturing company in the defense and aerospace sector, from 1975 to 2009. Mr. Rodriguez also served as a director of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) from 2015 to 2021. Mr. Rodriguez earned a B.S. in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University. He has also completed the Owner/President Management Program at Harvard Business School. We believe Mr. Rodriguez’s extensive accounting, business and director experience qualifies him to be a member of our board.