BakerHostetler's Lee to Serve Out Remainder of McAllaster's Term
ORLANDO – Gregory Lee, a partner at Baker &; Hostetler specializing in sports law, land use, real estate development, government relations and local government law, has been appointed to serve on the governing board of OUC – The Reliable One. The OUC Board nominated Lee at its July meeting and the Orlando City Council has since confirmed the nomination.
Lee will serve out the remaining term of former OUC Commissioner Craig McAllaster, who recently stepped down from the board upon moving out of OUC's service territory. His term ends December 31, 2016.
With his extensive background in real estate development and law, Gregory Lee is an excellent addition to the OUC Board at a time when we are beginning to see growth return to Central Florida," said Ken Ksionek, OUC General Manager &; CEO.
Lee is a recognized leader on real estate development and law-related topics for speaking engagements and publications throughout Florida.
Through my practice, I've seen the potential for greater economic development both downtown and throughout OUC's service territory," Lee said. “I am very excited to be on the Board of an organization who truly serves as a catalyst to bring additional jobs and opportunities to Orlando.
Lee has a 20-plus year history of community leadership service in Central Florida and is committed to volunteer activities that promote and grow the area for its continued success including Chair of the City of Orlando Community Venues Oversight Committee and Chair Elect of the Central Florida Sports Commission. Lee is a member of the Board of Overseers for Stetson University College of Law and a member of the Business Force Board of Directors. Lee has served as Past Chair of the City of Orlando Municipal Planning Board and has been a two-term Past President of the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity Orlando among various other community organizations. Lee is also a member of several professional organizations, including the Sports Lawyers Association, International Council of Shopping Centers and the Urban Land Institute. He is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, the Florida Bar and the American Bar Association.
Lee joins current Board President Dan Kirby, Commissioners Linda Ferrone, Maylen Dominguez and Mayor Buddy Dyer. Four appointed members and the City of Orlando Mayor comprise the OUC Board. Commissioners serve four-year terms without pay.
OUC–The Reliable One
Established in 1923 by a special act of the Florida Legislature, OUC–The Reliable One is the second largest municipal utility in Florida. OUC provides electric and water services to nearly 228,000 customers in Orlando, St. Cloud and parts of unincorporated Orange and Osceola counties. Visit OUC.com to learn more about our commitment to reliability, affordability and sustainability.