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F. Herb

Vice Chairman

A native Ohioan, Mr. Herb graduated from Bowling Green University, Ohio, with a degree in Business Pre-Law and Economics. He attained his Law degree from the University of Cincinnati School of Law, Ohio. He has been practicing law in Florida since 1975. Steve served as a United States Air Force Judge Advocate from 1975 through 1978 and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and the Air Force Commendation Medal. Steve and his family moved to Sarasota in 1978, were he practices law with Kirk Pinkerton in downtown Sarasota.

Mr. Herb joined the board of directors of the Sarasota Military Academy in 2010. He also volunteers his time and talents as a board member and treasurer of the American Boat and Yacht Council and is a joint author of the legal treatises Recreational Boating Law and Benedict on Admiralty (Vol. 8). He is also a member of the Recreational Boat Law Committee of the Maritime Law Association of the United States. He formerly served as a member of the Government Relations Committee of the National Marine Manufacturers Association, receiving a Recognition Award from the National Marine Manufacturers' Association for his effective lobbying efforts on behalf of the boating industry.

Mr. Herb was president and a member of the Board of Directors of the Tyndall Federal Credit Union from 1975 through 1978. He was Chairman of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee of the Florida Bar; served on the Fee Arbitration Committee of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit of the Florida Bar and was awarded the Meritorious Public Service Award by the Florida Bar. He has been certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a County and Circuit Court mediator, and is also a fully qualified arbitrator. Mr. Herb was the chairman of the board of trustees of the Siesta Key Utilities Authority, Inc., and a past Commodore and director of The Field Club. He has served as a director of the Brock Wilson Foundation and the Cotillion Club of Sarasota.

Mr. Herb and his wife, Jean, have resided in Sarasota, Florida, for over 40 years and are both active in community affairs. Together they have two daughters and eight grandchildren.

Phone: 9419261700

Email: Steve.Herb@oursma.org