While serving as the Director of the Florida Park Service Lisa Polak Edgar was responsible for more than 1,000 committed Florida State Parks employees and worked alongside more than 29,000 volunteers and 84 Citizen Support Organizations to manage the best state park system in the country. Edgar previously served as Deputy Secretary for DEP, where her responsibilities included executive management oversight of the agency’s $2.1 billion budget, fiscal and strategic planning, accountability measures, information technology, administrative services, Florida Geological Survey, and coordination between the state and federal government on environmental issues including including oil and gas drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf. She also served the state of Florida in former roles as chief environmental policy analyst in the Governor’s Office of Policy and Budget under Governors Chiles and Bush and a senior cabinet aide in the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Edgar most recently served three terms on the Florida Public Service Commission, where she was appointed by three different governors, including two years as Chairman. In November 2014, Edgar was elected President of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) for a one-year term. As NARUC President, Edgar provided general oversight of the Association and served as NARUC’s primary voice before Congress, the courts, administrative agencies, and the general public.
Edgar received her Bachelor of Science and Juris Doctorate degrees from Florida State University and is a member of the Florida Bar. She is a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Board of Directors and serves on the Committees on Electricity and Consumer Affairs. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Sustainable Florida and is a member of Leadership Florida and the Capital Tiger Bay Club.
Lisa Edgar, Esq.