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.

Dave Jensen Dave Jensen Chairman

A full-time Captiva Island resident for 30 years, Dave Jensen, along with 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 18 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 2012 - November 2016. email address:

Harry Kaiser Harry Kaiser Secretary

Secretary Kaiser has been a Captiva resident for more than 20 years. Mr. Kaiser 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 Mr. Kaiser 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 2014 - November 2018. email address:

Mike Mullins Mike Mullins Vice Chair

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. Mullins 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. Mullins 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 2014 - November 2018. email address:

Bob Walter Bob Walter Treasurer

Bob's wife Mercedes and daughters Miranda and Amanda have been Captiva Vacationers for 15 years and full time residents the last 3 years. Mr. Walter 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: to November 2016. email address:

Richard Stegmann Richard Stegmann Commissioner

Rich and his wife, Dena, have been visiting Captiva for 25 years and have been Florida residents for the last 10+ years. Rich spent his career as a laborer, manager, owner, President and now, Chairman of Lange-Stegmann Company in St. Louis, Missouri. The company was founded in 1926 and is located on Mississippi River. Lange-Stegmann Company is a river terminal that operates year around to transfer fertilizers (dry and liquid), salt for ice control, industrial phosphates, and grain from barge to storage or to rail. Throughout the company’s history, Lange-Stegmann has provided fertilizers for the agricultural, residential, industrial and professional turf industries. From 1982-2015, Rich served as a board member of the Mathews-Dickey Boys and Girls Club in St. Louis, MO. The club has served over 2,000,000 inner city youth since its inception. Rich is the past president and current vice-president of the Captiva Civic Association. Rich and Dena have 5 children and 6 grandchildren who all love to spend time in Captiva. As a new member of the Captiva Erosion Protection District, Rich is excited to serve the community. Term: to November 2016. email address:

Kathleen Rooker Kathleen Rooker Administrator and Registered Agent