Mike Bjorklund

Executive Vice President and General Manager, Florida Electric Cooperatives Association (Tallahassee)

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Mike Bjorklund currently serves as Executive Vice President and General Manager for the Florida Electric Cooperatives Association (FECA) and as the Chairman for the Florida Chamber Political Institute (FCPI). A native Floridian, born and raised in the Panhandle, Bjorklund first ventured into the political arena as staff for the Florida House of Representatives in 2001. Shortly thereafter, he began taking leave during election years to work on political campaigns around Florida involving Legislative and Cabinet races.

In 2007, Bjorklund moved to the private sector to begin his career as a legislative advocate for FECA. Florida’s electric cooperatives are not-for-profit electric utilities that operate in the rural and suburban areas in 54 of Florida’s 67 counties, and serve approximately 10 percent of the state’s population. In addition to educating legislators and staff on energy and utility issues, Bjorklund manages the political operations for FECA and works with candidates that have the potential to become business-minded legislators. To further this cause, Bjorklund began working with the FCPI. The FCPI is a tremendous asset to the business community and Bjorklund has had the privilege to serve on the FCPI Advisory Council for several years before becoming its Chairman.