DeSantis Appoints Sanibel Resident Roepstorff to FGCU Board of Trustees

provided to Santiva Chronicle

Robbie Roepstorff

Longtime Sanibel resident Robbie Roepstorff, President and Director of Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees for Florida Gulf Coast University by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Roepstorff was first appointed as an FGCU Trustee in 2010 and was elected to serve as its Chair in 2012.

“It is an honor to be appointed by the Governor and to be returning to the Board of Trustees,” said Roepstorff. “FGCU continues to play an irreplaceable role in providing academic offerings, workforce development, and a better quality of life for Southwest Florida. It is widely regarded as an institution defined by high quality and accessible educational opportunities for its students. I am sincerely grateful to Governor DeSantis for giving me this opportunity to continue serving FGCU’s students, faculty and administration.”

In addition to serving as a FGCU Trustee, Roepstorff’s community leadership has been demonstrated through many other organizations throughout Southwest Florida. In the official announcement of her appointment, her positions as board chair for both the Community Foundation of Southwest Florida and the Lee County Port Authority were noted. The statement from the Governor’s Office also highlighted Roepstorff’s work with the Lee County Industrial Development Authority, the Horizon Council and Foundation, the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation.

Edison National Bank is Lee County’s oldest locally owned and managed community bank, serving individuals and business owners with two offices in Fort Myers, as well as the Bank of the Islands offices on Sanibel and Captiva. Founded in 1997, Edison National Bank is strongly rooted in the community and actively supports civic and charitable causes through both donations and volunteerism. For more information, call 239-466-1800 or visit

Bank of the Islands, a name synonymous with island community banking since 1974, is located at 1699 Periwinkle Way, at the corner of Casa Ybel Road, on Sanibel. The Captiva office is at 14812 Captiva Drive, next to the Captiva Post Office. For more information about the oldest locally owned and managed community bank on the islands, call 239-472-7211 or visit

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