Photo for Headline Surfer / Attorney Kenneth Wright, shown here, has a distinguished record in serving on statewide boards and commissions.
WINTER PARK -- Gov. Rick Scott announced on Friday the appointment of Kenneth Wright to the Florida Transportation Commission.
Wright, 65, of Winter Park, is an attorney with the Orlando law offices of Shutts & Bowen LLP. He fills a vacant seat for a one-year-plus term ending Sept. 30, 2014. The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.
Wright has been called to lead groups that shape statewide environmental policy and regional development.
He presently serves as vice chairman of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and as a trustee on the Board of Directors for Hubbs Sea World Research Institute.
Wright was past chair of the Florida Environmental Regulation Commission and served on the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council. He also chaired the board for the Orlando Sanford Airport Authority, which oversees the Orlando/Sanford International Airport.
Wright served as general counsel to the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority.