Mr. Mark Carter, with a degree in Chemistry, is currently Chief Scientist of Dearborn Electronics, Inc. and is responsible of the design and development of power electronic components for aerospace and aeronautical applications. A Florida native, he served as the 2008 State Chairman of the Coastal Conservation Association Florida (CCA FL), a non-profit organization of recreational saltwater anglers. He currently represents Florida on CCA's National Board of Directors. CCA's purpose is to advise and educate the public on the conservation of marine resources with the objective to conserve, promote and enhance the present and future availability of these coastal resources for the benefit and enjoyment of the general public. Mr. Carter was recognized by CCA FL as Conservationist of the Year in 2003 for his work in shoreline restoration in the Indian River Lagoon. In 2002 CCA FL named him Volunteer of the Year for his tireless dedication to protection and conservation of Florida&'s marine resources.