Saco appointed, Wendt reappointed to Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees

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Governor Rick Scott has reappointed Gary Wendt, and the State Board of Governors appointed Dr. Louis Saco to the Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees.

Wendt has served on the Board since May. Currently the Chairman of the Board of Deerpath Capital Management, LP, he has also been Chairman and CEO of GE Capital and Conseco, Inc. Active in the state and local non-profit community, he is a member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America Executive Committee and is a Board member of the Broward County chapter. Wendt is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and Harvard Business School, and is the current Vice Chairman of the State of Florida’s Investment Advisory Council.

“I’m honored to stay with this talented board,” said Wendt. “As Florida Poly comes into its own and increases its impact, I thank the Governor for the opportunity to continue my involvement.”

Dr. Saco was effusive. “Poly is an exciting place to be. My medical background has shown me the importance of technological innovation, and I’m energized to have a hand on the wheel of such a center of progress.”

Saco is the CEO of Watson Clinic, LLP, Chair of Watson Clinic Foundation Board of Directors, and medical director and member of Lakeland Surgical and Diagnostic Center. His non-profit work includes the boards of Florida Southern College, Volunteers in Service to the Elderly, and the Learning Resource Center. He has an MBA from the University of South Florida School of Business, and an MD from Georgetown University School of Medicine.

“Both of these gentlemen have achieved tremendous success throughout their careers, and the Board as a whole will benefit from their experience and expertise,” said Chairman of the Board Frank T. Martin. “It’s admirable that they chose to help us build and guide this excellent institution. Florida Poly continues to blossom, and we welcome Dr. Saco and welcome back Trustee Wendt as we continue to reach new heights.”

Florida Polytechnic firmly believes that the arrival of Dr. Saco and the continued presence of Trustee Wendt will bolster an already impressive board. They will help drive the University to become an ever-greater asset to the state, the public, and the economy at large. As we train the future leaders of tomorrow and stay on the cutting edge of technological development, we are glad to have both men as Trustees.

Dr. Saco and Mr. Wendt’s terms will begin on November 9 and end on June 30, 2022. Both appointees are subject to Florida Senate confirmation.

The Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees was established in 2012 to govern and set policy for the University. Six members are appointed by the Florida Governor, and five members are appointed by the State University System of Florida Board of Governors. In addition, two seats are reserved for a student and a faculty representative.

For more information, visit Florida Poly’s Board of Trustees page.


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