Board President David Ritz was originally appointed to FKEC's Board in 1999 to complete the remainder of an unexpired term for District 1, Key Largo. He was then elected in 2001 and re-elected in 2004, 2007 and 2010. Ritz was elected President of the board in 2005 and has earned his certification as a Credentialed Cooperative Director with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
Ritz moved to Key Largo in 1992 as Community Administrator/President of the Ocean Reef Community Association, a position he continues to hold. He has graduated from the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University and also serves on the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority Board. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Florida.
Ritz also serves our community as president of the Ocean Reef Volunteer Fire Department and the North Key Largo Utility Corporation. In addition, he serves as a board member for numerous political, business, and cultural organizations.