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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 9, 2006
Contact: Don Finefrock,
Executive Director
305.665.4769
New Chairman takes the helm at South Florida National Parks Trust

Carlos F. Arazoza has been elected chairman of the South Florida National Parks Trust, a non-profit organization dedicated to winning friends and raising funds for South Florida’s three national parks.

Mr. Arazoza, 45, joined the board of the Trust in 2004. He succeeds Robert Chisholm, the Miami architect who has chaired the Trust since its inception in 2002. The Trust is governed by a board of 19 volunteers who live and work in South Florida, on the Gulf Coast and in the Florida Keys.

“South Florida’s national parks represent a tremendous resource for this community. I am thrilled to lead an organization that is creating new opportunities for people to experience and enjoy the Everglades, Biscayne Bay and its barrier islands and the Dry Tortugas,” Arazoza said.

Mr. Arazoza is a principal of the law firm Arazoza & Fernandez-Fraga P.A. and the accounting firm of Arazoza & Company. Both businesses are located in Coral Gables.

Mr. Arazoza specializes in tax and corporate planning, estates and trusts, real estate, foreign investment, health care and entertainment law. He is a graduate of Loyola University in New Orleans and the University of Florida at Gainesville.

Mr. Arazoza is an avid kayaker and a founder of the South Florida Bush Paddlers Association.

The South Florida National Parks Trust was established in 2002 by the National Park Foundation to improve the quality of life in South Florida by supporting the region’s national parks.