JERRY H. SANSOM
F.I.N.D. Appointment Date: April 13, 2003
Educational Background: M.S. Degree - Marine Science Education, 1972, Florida Tech, Melbourne FL.; B.S. Degree - Biology, 1969, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.; A.A. Degree, Pensacola Junior College, 1967, Pensacola, FL.
Professional Experience: Governmental Affairs Consultant; Northrop Grumman Corp., Cities/Town of Cocoa, Rockledge, Malabar, Melbourne, Melbourne Beach, Winter Springs; also: Florida Aviation Aerospace Alliance, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, SE SATS lab Consortium, World City America Inc.; 1978- Present: Executive Director, Organized Fishermen of Florida; 1978-1982 Member, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; 1975- Present Owner, Diversified Marine Services, Representation & Research for Marine Interests; 1976-1978, Owner, Diversified Yacht Services, 1974-1976 General Development Corporation, Palm Bay, Carpenter: 1969-1973 Marine Science and Research instructor, Satellite High School.
Professional Affiliations, Activities and Certifications: 1998-99, Member, Governor's Ocean Policy Board; 1986-92, 1995-present, Member, Board of Directors, Brevard Cultural Alliance; 1983-92, Member, Steering Committee, Marine Resources Council of East Central Florida; 1981-1988, Member, Governor?s Coastal Resources Citizens Advisory Committee; 1978-present, Trustee, Gulf & South Atlantic Fisheries Foundation, 1977-79, Registered Lobbyist for Marine Industries Association of South Florida & Southern Yacht Brokers Association: 1965-69 Member, Pensacola Jr. College and Florida State University Sailing Teams.
Interests: Sailing, Flying, Motorcycles, Fisheries, Rehabilitating old houses (my own), and resolving people's problems with government.
Unique Story: Lived on a 32' wooden ketch with wife and three cats for five years and am still happily married with cats and would do it again when time and circumstances permit.