Bonita Springs News


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6/19/2015 General

Roepstorff Appointed to Airport Advisory Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                             
NR 15-16

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 19, 2015) – Robbie B. Roepstorff has been appointed to the Lee County Port Authority Airports Special Management Committee (ASMC) by Lee County Commissioner Frank Mann. The committee serves as an advisory board to the Lee County Board of Port Commissioners, reviewing policy, administrative and management matters for Southwest Florida International Airport and Page Field. Each ASMC member serves without compensation.

Roepstorff is an original founder and president of Edison National Bank and serves as secretary of Edison Bancshares, Inc., its holding company, since its inception in 1997. She began her banking career in 1974 and has served in various senior capacities at financial institutions in Southwest Florida. Roepstorff currently serves as chair of the board of trustees for Florida Gulf Coast University; director and immediate past chair of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools; a voting member and past chair of the Horizon Council; trustee and executive committee member of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation; past director of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation; and a board member of the Industrial Development Authority appointed by the Lee County Board of County Commissioners. She has also held leadership roles on numerous other committees, boards and organizations throughout Lee County.

Roepstorff has received considerable personal and professional recognition, including the 2014 News-Press Media Group Person of the Year; 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Horizon Council; the 2012 Honorary Lifetime Member Award by the Uncommon Friends Foundation; the 2010 Bankers of the Year Award from the Florida Bankers Association, along with her husband, Geoff; the 2008 Paulette Burton Lee County Citizen of the Year Award; and the 2006 Junior Achievement Business Leadership Hall of Fame Laureate Award, to name a few.

Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 7.9 million passengers in 2014 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. Page Field provides services to corporate, commercial and private aviators and accommodated more than 94,000 aircraft operations in 2014. No ad valorem (property) taxes are used to run or expand the airports, which are funded solely with revenue generated from their operations. For more information, please visit or Like Us on Facebook at