Will was the 84th Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, serving from 2012-2014, during which time he was the youngest Speaker in America. Throughout his four consecutive terms in office, Will was a strong advocate for social upward mobility through free enterprise and education reform. He was also a thought leader on other pro-growth solutions including lower taxes, pension reform, and free market health care.
Will is the Managing Partner of Weatherford Partners, a firm with deep roots in Florida and a strong global network that partners with owners and management teams of high integrity to build great businesses through the provision of capital and strategic business advisory services.
Will serves on the board of Sunshine Bankcorp, the National Coalition for Capital, the U.S. Global Leadership Collation, the Republican State Leadership Committee, Take Stock in Children and Jobs for America’s Graduates. Will also served as a Rodel Fellow at the Aspen Institute.
Will spent six years as a board director at Florida Traditions Bank prior to its sale to Home BancShares in July 2014. Will is the Founder of Red Eagle Group, a boutique investment and business consulting firm.
A graduate of Jacksonville University, Will is married to Courtney; they reside in Wesley Chapel with their four children: Ella Kate, Molly, Madelyn and William.