The Indian River State College (IRSC) Board of Trustees unanimously elected Martin County resident Tony George as Chair of the governing body. Chair George succeeds Sandra Krischke, who served with distinction as Chair since 2020.
Tony George has been a Florida Bar member since 1989. He owns a Stuart-based law practice focusing on elder law. Governor Rick Scott appointed Chair George to the IRSC Board of Trustees in 2014. Governor Ron DeSantis re-appointed him to the Board in 2021. Chair George took classes at Indian River Community College as a high school student, earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Florida and was awarded his Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law. Chair George also completed The University of the South’s School of Theology four-year Theological Education for Ministry.
Additionally, the Board unanimously elected Christa Luna as Vice Chair at the August meeting. A fifth-generation Okeechobee resident, Luna is an owner of Gilbert Family of Companies with her brother and father, which include Gilbert Oil Co., Gilbert Outdoors and Line-X, Gilbert Ford, Gilbert Fleet and Commercial, Gilbert Collision Center and Gilbert Chevrolet, where she is also the Dealer Operator. Luna graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. She has served on the IRSC District Board of Trustees since 2012.
Other members of the IRSC District Board of Trustees are Susan R. Caron, St. Lucie County; José L. Conrado, Indian River County; Vicki Davis, Martin County; Dr. Melissa D. Kindell, Okeechobee County; J. Brantley “Brant” Schirard Jr., St. Lucie County; and Milo Thornton, Indian River County.