Board of Commissioners

The Captiva Erosion Prevention District is governed by an elected board of five commissioners, each of whom is a qualified elector residing within the District. This is a non-partisan office. Commissioners are elected in the General Election of even numbered election years to a four year term. They receive no compensation.

Mike Mullins Mike Mullins Chairman

Mike Mullins is a former entrepreneur who founded a financial-oriented software company in 1976. Previously, he was VP with Chase Manhattan Bank and a computer services executive with Bankers Trust Co. Mike founded and operated several businesses including finance, vacation retail, property management, and others. Currently, he serves as vice chairman of the Captiva Community Panel and was formerly a Captiva Civic Association governor. He sits on the board of the Ding Darling Wildlife Society that supports Sanibel's Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge. Recently Mike was appointed to the board of the National Wildlife Refuge Association which supports all Refuges nationwide. He remains active in a number of civic and philanthropic groups in SW Florida and New York City, including a long standing board membership on the Eye Bank for Sight Restoration of New York Foundation. Mike founded and is trustee of the Michael C. Mullins Charitable Foundation. Mike paid a visit to the CEPD office to educate himself on local beach-related issues prior to purchasing a home on Captiva in 1998. He has maintained a keen interest in beach nourishment and other CEPD activities ever since. He is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the Captiva beach and dunes systems. His extensive experimentation with diverse native plant species on his own dunes has made him a natural choice to encourage an ongoing island-wide vegetation program. Term: November 2018 - November 2022. email address:

Michael Lanigan Michael Lanigan Vice Chairman

Michael Lanigan and his wife Mary began visiting Captiva in 1989 and purchased their home here in 2004. They became full-time residents in 2016. Michael spent 35 years in the Investment Banking industry, serving as Managing Director at Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan and Senior Managing Director at Citadel Securities in Chicago. He currently assists in development work for Saint Ignatius College Prep, a Jesuit high school in downtown Chicago. He was appointed to the CEPD in 2018. Michael is also a member of the Captiva Community Panel where he serves on the Development and Communications Committees. Term: March 2018 - November 2020. email address:

Harry Kaiser Harry Kaiser Secretary

Harry Kaiser has been a Captiva resident for more than 20 years. He has a long and esteemed career in publishing Skiing magazines. He is a lifelong skier and a member of the Ski Hall of Fame. In addition to his dedication to the sport of skiing, he is deeply committed to surf, sand, beaches, water quality and the environment. Since 1985, Harry has been a board member at the Atlantic Beach Club, Inc. in New York. In 2007 he spearheaded the purchase of 14 ocean front acres to preserve the beach at the Atlantic Beach Club. His passion for the beach continues here in Captiva. Term: November 2018 - November 2022. email address:

Bob Walter Bob Walter Treasurer

Bob Walter's wife, Mercedes, and daughters, Miranda and Amanda, have been Captiva vacationers for 15 years and full time residents the last 3 years. Bob is currently the Regional Managing Director of South Seas Island Resort in Captiva. He is also a Board Member of the Captiva Community Panel. Bob is a graduate of Florida International University in Miami with a B.S. in Hospitality Management. His hospitality career extends over 40 years. The last 29 of those years have been with beach resorts in the following locations: South Hampton, Bermuda; Key West, Florida; Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida; Clearwater Beach, Florida; and Captiva Island, Florida. His passion for the Beach, enjoying the natural beauty of Captiva and residing in Captiva has removed one item from Bob’s bucket list. Term: March, 2018 to November 2020. email address:

Dave Jensen Dave Jensen Commissioner

Dave Jensen, a full-time Captiva Island resident for 30 years, and his family are the owner-operators of Jensen's on the Gulf and the historically recognized Jensen's Twin Palm Resort and Marina. Dave has volunteered on the Captiva Erosion Prevention District for 25 years, serving terms of Treasurer, Vice-Chairman, and Chairman. Dave also finds time to serve on the board of the Captiva Property Owner's Association, and is currently the Chairman of the Water Quality committee of the Captiva Community Panel. Dave and his Queenie are members of CROW, SCCF, and the Captiva Civic Association. Term: November 2016 - November 2020. email address: