Florida Chamber Foundation Trustees are visionary leaders who serve as advisors and consultants to the Foundation. They provide input into the strategic direction of the Foundation and their leadership helps guide Florida to a future of prosperity and high-paying jobs, vibrant communities, and global competitiveness through ongoing development of the Six Pillars 20-year Strategic Plan.

Florida Chamber Foundation Board Of Trustees

Jane A. Adams

Jane A. Adams

Vice President - University Relations ,University of Florida (Gainesville)

Jane Adams is Vice President of University Relations for the University of Florida, where she is responsible for government relations, public relations, marketing and…   Learn More

Vance Aloupis

Vance Aloupis

Chief Executive Officer, The Children's Movement (Miami)

After practicing law in South Florida, Vance Aloupis joined The Children’s Movement in June 2010, now serving as the organization’s CEO. Having spoken across…   Learn More

John Attaway

John Attaway

Senior VP & Corporate Counsel, Publix Super Markets, Inc. (Lakeland)

John A. Attaway, Jr. is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Publix Super Markets, Inc. located in Lakeland, Florida. John joined…   Learn More

Kay Ayers

Kay Ayers

Senior Vice President of Member Services, Human Resource, Support Services and Facilities - AvMed (Gainesville)

Kay Ayers is the Senior Vice President of Member Services, Human Resources, Support Services & Facilities for AvMed and the Senior Vice President for…   Learn More

Laura Bailet

Laura Bailet

Operational Vice President - Nemours Children's Health System (Jacksonville)

Dr. Bailet earned her B.A. at Wake Forest University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University.  She is a licensed school psychologist and…   Learn More

Elise Banister

Elise Banister

Executive Director of Regulatory and Public Policy, AT&T (Tallahassee)

Elise Banister is Executive Director of Regulatory and Public Policy for AT&T Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. She was recently promoted to…   Learn More

Carolyn Bermudez

Carolyn Bermudez

Vice President of Operations and General Manager - Florida City Gas (Miami Shores)

Carolyn Bermudez was named vice president of operations and general manager of Florida City Gas in February 2014. In this newly created role, she…   Learn More

Brittany Birken

Brittany Birken

CEO, Florida Childrens Services Council (Tallahassee)

Brittany Olivieri Birken, Ph.D., is the CEO of the Florida Children’s Council, leading businesses, organizations, agencies and other key stakeholders in work efforts that…   Learn More

Randy Blass

Randy Blass

Executive Director, Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship (Tallahassee)

Randy Blass is currently the Executive Director of the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship and a Jim Moran Professor in the College of…   Learn More

Monesia Brown

Monesia Brown

Director of Public Affairs & Government Relations, Walmart (Tallahassee)

Monesia Brown is the Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations for Walmart.  She is responsible for advocating on behalf of Walmart and Sam’s…   Learn More

William E. Carlson

William E. Carlson

President, Tucker/Hall, Inc. (Tampa)

Bill Carlson is president of Tucker/Hall. In addition to his responsibilities in firm management, he helps clients in the areas of marketing, brand management,…   Learn More

Chris Carmody

Chris Carmody

Shareholder - GrayRobinson (Orlando)

Chris earned his certification as a Designated Professional Lobbyist from the Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists and is an attorney admitted to practice in…   Learn More

Diane Carr

Diane Carr

General Counsel, Johnson & Blanton, LLC (Tallahassee)

Diane is General Counsel for Johnson & Blanton, LLC, a full-service government relations firm headquartered in Tallahassee.  Diane began her career at the intersection…   Learn More

Kevin Carr

Kevin Carr

Kevin Carr is the President and CEO of FloridaMakes, a statewide, industry-led partnership established in 2015 to strengthen and advance Florida’s manufacturing sector through…   Learn More

Jennifer Chapman

Jennifer Chapman

Director of Public Affairs and Regional Site Leader, Fidelity Investments (Jacksonville)

Jennifer Chapman serves as Director of Public Affairs and Regional Site Leader for the Jacksonville operations of Fidelity Investments.  In her role, she is…   Learn More

Robert Coker

Robert Coker

Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, United States Sugar Corporation (Clewiston)

Robert Coker is Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, of U.S. Sugar.  He is responsible for managing the company’s federal, state and local government affairs…   Learn More

Deborah Curry

Deborah Curry

President/CEO, Florida Institute of CPAs (Tallahassee)

Deborah Curry is President/CEO of the Florida Institute of CPAs. She is the FICPA’s fifth CEO in the organization’s 111-year history. Deborah is a…   Learn More

Pam Dana

Pam Dana

Senior Advisor, Florida Institute For Human & Machine Cognition (Destin)

Dr. Pamella J. Dana serves as Senior Advisor, Strategic Initiatives at the Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition where she is engaged in…   Learn More

Joe Debs

Joe Debs

Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer - Reynolds, Smith & Hills (Jacksonville)

Mr. Debs is a member of the Board of Directors of RS&H and serves as Executive Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). He is responsible…   Learn More

Julie Edwards

Julie Edwards

Chief Marketing Officer, Brightline (Miami)

  As Chief Marketing Officer, Julie Edwards is responsible for driving marketing strategy and program innovation toward the launch of Brightline. Ms. Edwards will…   Learn More

Eric Eikenberg

Eric Eikenberg

CEO, Everglades Foundation (Miami)

Appointed to the position of CEO by the Foundation’s board in 2012, Eric Eikenberg has extensive policy and political experience in Tallahassee and Washington….   Learn More

Rudy Fernandez

Rudy Fernandez

Vice President of Government and Community Relations - University of Miami (Miami)

Rudy Fernandez joined the University of Miami as Vice President of Government and Community Relations in February of 2007. He serves as the principal…   Learn More

Jim Fletcher

Jim Fletcher

Vice President, External Affairs and Corporate Services - Gulf Power Company (Pensacola)

Jim Fletcher serves as the Vice President – External Affairs and Corporate Services for Gulf Power Company. In this role, Jim is responsible for the company’s external…   Learn More

Jay Galbraith

Jay Galbraith

Vice President – Public Affairs, Valencia College

James “Jay” Galbraith joined Valencia College in Central Florida in March 2014 and serves as the Vice President of Public Affairs and Marketing. He…   Learn More

John Hartnett

John Hartnett

Vice President of Global Business Development, Endoscopy Replacement Parts, Inc. (Newberry)

  John Hartnett, III is the Vice President of Global Business Development with Endoscopy Replacement Parts, Inc. Hartnett grows the company’s global distribution through…   Learn More

Charles Hokanson

Charles Hokanson

Senior Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, Helios Education Foundation (Tampa)

Charles Hokanson is Senior Vice President and Chief Policy Officer for Helios Education Foundation. He leads the Foundation’s Policy, Research and Evaluation Center of…   Learn More

Dr. Susanne F. Homant

Dr. Susanne F. Homant

President and CEO, The Able Trust

Dr. Susanne Homant is President and CEO of The Able Trust, a statewide foundation dedicated to creating successful employment opportunities for people with disabilities. …   Learn More

John Hoy

John Hoy

President - Florida Operations, Utilities, Inc. (Altamonte Springs)

John Hoy joined Utilities, Inc. in January 2006 as Regional Vice President of Operations for the Florida and South Regions. He was named Vice…   Learn More

Ed Jimenez

Ed Jimenez

President & CEO - UF Health Shands Hospital (Gainesville)

Edward Jimenez is Chief Executive Officer for the University of Florida Health Shands system in North Central Florida. He was Senior Vice President and…   Learn More

Don Kiselewski

Don Kiselewski

Sr. Director of External Affairs, Florida Power & Light Company (Palm Beach)

Don Kiselewski is the Sr. Director of External Affairs for Florida Power & Light Company, the largest rate-regulated electric utility in Florida. Prior to…   Learn More

Scott R. Koons, AICP

Scott R. Koons, AICP

Executive Director, North Central Florida Regional Planning Council (Gainesville)

Scott Koons serves as the Executive Director of the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council. The Council, in partnership with economic development organizations and…   Learn More

Brooke Lewis

Brooke Lewis

Attorney/Shareholder, Hopping, Green & Sams (Tallahassee)

Brooke has experience in a range of administrative, appellate, and regulatory matters including certification for new electrical generation under Florida’s Electrical Power Plant Siting…   Learn More

Rick Mahler

Rick Mahler

Vice President - State Government Relations, JPMorgan Chase (Tallahassee)

Rick Mahler  

Carlos Mallol

Carlos Mallol

Vice President, MWH Global (Miami)

Carlos is vice president of MWH, an engineering company dedicated to water infrastructure and water resources projects throughout the world.  He is a licensed…   Learn More

Ann McGee

Ann McGee

President, Seminole State College of Florida (Sanford)

Personal Grew up in Largo, Fla. Graduate of St. Petersburg College Earned Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in speech and Master of Arts (M.A.) in…   Learn More

Mia L. McKown

Mia L. McKown

Partner, Holland & Knight

Mia L. McKown is a partner in Holland & Knight’s Tallahassee office where she practices in the firm’s Litigation Section. Ms. McKown is a…   Learn More

Ergetu Merete

Ergetu Merete

Florida Business Banking Division Manager Community Banking, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (Jacksonville)

Ergetu Merete is the Florida business banking division manager for Wells Fargo & Company.  In this role, he provides executive leadership for business banking…   Learn More

Jon Miller

Jon Miller

Director of External Affairs, Keiser University (Ft. Lauderdale)

Jon Miller is the Director of External Affairs for Keiser University with oversight of Government Affairs and Business Development for Florida’s second largest private…   Learn More

Karen Moore

Karen Moore

Consultant, PhRMA (Tallahassee)

Karen is founder and CEO of Moore Communications Group.  In the 20 years since she began Moore Communications Group, Karen has amassed an astonishing…   Learn More

Ken Morefield

Ken Morefield

Regional Business Development Leader, HNTB Corporation (Tallahassee)

Forty-five years of total transportation engineering experience, 34 with the Florida Department of Transportation and 11 years as a consult. While at the Florida…   Learn More

Jim Murdaugh

Jim Murdaugh

President, Tallahassee Community College (Tallahassee)

Dr. Jim Murdaugh was named the sixth president of Tallahassee Community College on October 18, 2010. Murdaugh joined the TCC family in 1999 as…   Learn More

Michael W. Myhre

Michael W. Myhre

State Director, Florida SBDC Network

Early in his career Michael Myhre learned he was destined to help entrepreneurs and small business owners realize their dreams. For more than 20…   Learn More

David Odahowski

David Odahowski

President, Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation (Winter Park)

David Odahowski has demonstrated leadership in various professional and community organizations. In addition to his role as President, CEO, and Board Member of the…   Learn More

Kristin Oliver

Kristin Oliver

Executive Vice President - Chief Human Resources Officer, Chico's (Fort Myers)

Kristin L. Oliver is Executive Vice President – Chief Human Resources Officer, having joined the Company in May 2016. Prior to joining the company,…   Learn More

Carrie O’Rourke

Carrie O’Rourke

VP Public Policy, Florida Realtors (Tallahassee)

Carrie O’Rourke joined the Florida Association of REALTORS® as Vice President of Public Policy in 2015.  In this position, Carrie directs all public policy…   Learn More

Todd Powell

Todd Powell

General Manager, Weyerhaeuser Company (Gainesville)

Todd Powell is Weyerhaeuser’s Vice President for Real Estate Development. In this role, Powell oversees all real estate development activities for the company’s 13.2…   Learn More

Dr. Mark Pritchett

Dr. Mark Pritchett

President and CEO for Gulf Coast Community Foundation (Venice)

Mark Pritchett leads the daily work of Gulf Coast Community Foundation with over $300 million in assets and annual grant and initiative expenditures approaching…   Learn More

Rick R. Qualman

Rick R. Qualman

VP of Strategy and Business Development, IBM Corporation (Boca Raton)

Rick Qualman is the VP of Strategy and Business Development for the Global Telecommunications Industry.  Mr. Qualman has eighteen years of experience in the…   Learn More

Ron Sachs

Ron Sachs

President and CEO, Sachs Media Group (Tallahassee)

Ron Sachs is one of America’s most accomplished media consultants. An Emmy Award-winning former journalist, he was senior communications counsel to two Florida Governors….   Learn More

Justin Sayfie

Justin Sayfie

Founding Shareholder, Attorney and Government Relations Consultant, Blosser & Sayfie (Fort Lauderdale)

Justin Sayfie is a Founding Shareholder, attorney and government relations consultant at Blosser & Sayfie.  Prior to founding Blosser & Sayfie in 2001, Justin…   Learn More

Ryan Sladek

Ryan Sladek

Vice President and Florida Market Director, PNC Institutional Asset Management & PNC Capital Advisors (Tampa)

Ryan J. Sladek is the VP and Florida Market Director for PNC Institutional Asset Management and PNC Capital Advisors. In this role, Ryan is…   Learn More

Nadine Smith

Nadine Smith

Executive Director, Equality Florida

Nadine Smith has been executive director of Equality Florida since its inception in 1997, and was executive director of its predecessor, the Human Rights…   Learn More

Ed Tancer

Ed Tancer

Shareholder, Gunster, P.A. (West Palm Beach)

Ed Tancer is a shareholder who joined the firm in 2011. He is the chair of the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, a…   Learn More

Susan B. Towler

Susan B. Towler

Vice President of the Florida Blue Foundation and Executive Director of Corporate Social Responsibility - Florida Blue (Jacksonville)

Susan B. Towler, APR, is vice president of the Florida Blue Foundation, established in 2001 as the philanthropic affiliate of Florida Blue. She is…   Learn More

Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson

President and CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce (Tallahasse)

Mark Wilson serves as president and chief executive officer of Florida’s largest and most influential business advocacy organization. Wilson leads the substantial political, lobbying,…   Learn More