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René Miville

Position: Vice Chairman - Seat 2
Term: 2020-2024
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1976 -1978 Began Fashion Photography Studio at 715 Boylston Street Boston 

Clients: Columbia, RCA, Arista and Motown and others

Highlights: Discovered and took first Fashion photos of Oscar winner actress Geena Davis.

NYC 1978 -1986  studios in Upper east side then in Downtown Soho.

London, Milan, Paris editorial clients included. Italian and German Conde Nast (Miss Vogue, Lei and Manner Vogue with over 100 editorial pages and multiple magazine covers.

Principal album cover artist for 4 of the top 20 Death Metal albums of all time (Rolling Stone)

1988-1993 abruptly left the fashion business after discovering Modern Art Photography.

Museum exhibitions included Museum of Art of Boca Raton, Denver Art Museum and L.A. Art Museum.

Main Subject of award winning P.B.S. Documentary "Master Manipulator, The Art of Rene Miville”




Principal founder of the Captiva Community Panel founded in 2001 a thriving planning organization for Captiva island property owners and its businesses whose function is via consensus to advise Lee County Government planning governance as it pertains to the island and its community infrastructure.

2001: Led the process as C.E.P.D. commissioner to re-open blind pass channel till fruition in 2008.Now a highly successful ongoing lee county triennial maintenance endeavor that has become a major ecological and amenity enhancement for both visitors as well as its residents.

Co-lead the successful drive to change and redesign the new Sanibel Florida bridge to be architecturally beautiful and replace the original generic design at no additional cost.

Co -Author creator of the nation’s first “Emergency response beach re-nourishment maintenance plan, legislation passed in 1999 and now a plan that is used by erosion prevention districts around the country.

Married to wife Margarethe and father to three children. Captiva Florida resident since 1986.