Board of Directors

Thomas G. WalkerThomas G. Walker

Executive Director, Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority
Phone: 305-295-2205
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About

Mr. Walker was first employed with the FKAA on April 19, 2006. He served as the Director of Engineering and then became Deputy Executive Director/Director of Utility Operations. Mr. Walker retired from the FKAA on October 13, 2017. Mr. Walker was appointed as Executive Director on November 22, 2019. 

Cara HigginsCara Higgins

District 1
Phone: 305-295-2205
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Cara Higgins Law

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Ms. Higgins was appointed to the Board of Directors on February 17, 2015. Her current term expires December 30, 2022.

Richard J. ToppinoRichard J. Toppino

Vice-Chairman, District 2
Phone: 305-295-2205
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Mr. Toppino was appointed to the Board of Directors on December 4, 2015. His current term expires December 30, 2022.

  • Treasurer, Charley Toppino and Sons, Inc.
  • Vice President, Monroe Concrete Products, Inc.

J. Robert DeanJ. Robert Dean

Chairman, District 3
Phone: 305-295-2205
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Mr. Dean was appointed to the Board of Directors on January 5, 2005. His current term expires on December 30, 2020.

  • Owner and Director, Dean-Lopez Funeral Home

Antoinette M. AppellAntoinette M. Appell

District 4
Phone: 305-295-2205
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Ms. Appell was first appointed to the Board of Directors on February 24, 2009. Her current term expires on December 30, 2020.  Highly Qualified Paraprofessional with the Monroe County School District.

David C. RitzDavid C. Ritz

Secretary/Treasurer, District 5
Phone: 305-295-2205
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About

Mr. Ritz was first appointed to the Board of Directors on January 5, 2005. His current term expires on December 30, 2020.

  • President, Keys Consulting of America