Karl Wagner was elected to FKEC’s Board in 2004 to represent district 4, Marathon. He was reelected in 2007 and 2010. He is a Credentialed Cooperative Director, and is working toward earning his Board Leadership Certificate.
Wagner has lived in the Keys for over 40 years and has been a self-employed backcountry guide and owner of a commercial lobster fishing business since 1983. He also managed two family businesses and earned his Associate’s Degree in accounting from Florida Keys Community College.
A graduate of Florida State Fire College and a firefighter for over two decades, Wagner is currently employed by the City of Key West as a firefighter. Through his career, he has earned two Phoenix lifesaving awards. He is also past president of the Marathon Chapter of the Organized Fisherman of Florida; founding director of Monroe County Commercial Fisherman; and past council member/trustee of Community Church United Methodist in Marathon.