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F.I.S.H. announces new, re-elected board members

By Staff | Dec 19, 2019
PHOTO PROVIDED Evan George
PHOTO PROVIDED Dr. Jim Metzler
PHOTO PROVIDED Kathy Samson

F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva recently welcomed three new board members.

Evan George is an attorney with 15 years of experience in immigration law and deportation defense. He operated his own law office for over a decade and is currently a partner at George & Cabrera. George has been a leader in North Florida in providing pro-bono legal services to indigent asylum seekers and battered migrant women. From 2015-2018, he served as an adjunct professor at the University of Florida Law School.

Dr. Jim Metzler earned his doctorate in mathematics from Boston University and was on the faculty for Drew Bentley and Northeastern universities. He also worked for the National Security Agency, AT&T, NYNEX, Prime Computer, Digital Equipment Corporation and Yankee Group, and he was responsible for software development, mathematical modeling of computer networks, product management and running consulting.

Kathy Samson is the owner of K&J Samson, an advertising agency on Sanibel. When her family decided to move to Florida, she sold her company – GreenStreet Marketing – after running offices in Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, Michigan, for 20 years. Samson worked for the Gannett Company and was part of the USA TODAY launch team; she served as the worldwide advertising director, worked with the Gannett media sales team and was part of the strategic executive team.

In addition, Board Members Jack Alexander, Robert Bowden and Jim Nelson were re-elected.