Desiree (Des) Companion, Certified Floodplain Manager, and the Community Rating System (CRS) Coordinator for Sarasota County FL since 2004 and worked for the County since 1992. In 2007 the county received a CRS Class 5 rating worth about $7M in discounts annually to over 45,000 policies. Des served as President of the Florida Floodplain Mangers Association 2012-2014, and a Chapter representative on the Certification Board of Regents for the Association of State Floodplain Managers from 2007 to 2015.