2014 Future of Florida Forum: Speakers


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12:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Moving Florida Forward…Faster — Welcome & Opening Luncheon
  • Bentina Terry, Chair, Florida Chamber Foundation Board of Trustees; Vice President,Customer Service and Sales, Gulf Power Company
  • W. Todd Johnson, Global Channel Leader, Entrepreneurship and Job Creation, Gallup

 

Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship: Driving Job Creation While Ensuring Floridians Have the Skills to Succeed
  • Moderator: Dwayne Ingram, President and CEO, IT Capital Services; Chairman, CareerSource Florida
  • Angela Pate, Executive Chair, OwnForce, Co-Founder, Startup Quest
  • Helen Stewart, Executive Director, JPMorgan Chase
  • Mike Tomas, President and CEO, Bioheart Inc.; Chairman, Florida International University Global Entrepreneurship Center
  • Sherry Sacino, Founder and President, Youth Empowerment Alliance, Inc.
  • Tony McGee, CEO, HNM Global Logistics

 

  • Steve Knopik, Chair-Elect, Florida Chamber of Commerce; CEO, Beall’s Inc.
  • Attorney General Pam Bondi

 

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Breakouts
Florida’s Leaky Buckets: Lost Opportunities, Underfunded Pensions, Costly Prisons and Medicaid

 

Governing at the Local Level: Opportunities vs. Challenges for Competitive Growth

 

Optimizing the Innovation Ecosystem

 

 

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Breakouts
Encore Careers: Boomer Entrepreneurs

 

Florida’s Water Future: Sustainable Solutions to Preserving our Resources

 

Prosperity for all Floridians: A Look at the Gaps
  • Moderator: Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation
  • Dean Asher, Immediate Past President, Florida REALTORS®
  • Robin Safley, Director of Food, Nutrition and Wellness, Florida Department of Agriculture
  • Ted Granger, President, United Way of Florida

 

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. State of the State Report and General Session Breakfast
  • Bentina Terry, Chair, Florida Chamber Foundation Board of Trustees; Vice President, Customer Service & Sales, Gulf Power Company
  • Jesse Panuccio, Executive Director, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

 

 

12:00 p.m. – 2:15 pm. Diversifying our Economy to Secure Florida’s Future — Lunch and General Session

 

 

Marketing Florida’s Competitiveness
  • Moderator: Mark Wilson, President and CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce
  • Melissa Medley, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, Enterprise Florida, Inc.
  • Stuart Rogel, President and CEO, Tampa Bay Partnership
  • Stan Connally, President and CEO, Gulf Power Company

 

 

International Update:
  • Doug Davidson, Global Commercial Banking Market Executive for North and Central Florida, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
  • G. Lee Sandler, Founding Member, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.

 

 

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. BREAKOUTS
Learners to Earners: A System Approach for the Talent Pipeline

 

 

Strategic Philanthropy: Live Here, Grow Here, Give Here

 

 

Transportation: Our Paths to Success and the Future
  • Opening Comments: U.S. Representative Daniel Webster
  • Moderator: John Kaliski, Principal, Cambridge Systematics
  • Richard Biter, Assistant Secretary, Intermodal Systems Development, Florida Department of Transportation
  • Jim Wood, Director of the Office of Policy Planning, Florida Department of Transportation
  • Dale Allen, President, Florida Greenways and Trails Foundation

 

2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Florida Chamber Healthcare Summit
Corporate Wellness Programs: Boosting Bottom Lines
  • Moderator: David Christian, Vice President of Government Affairs, Florida Chamber of Commerce
  • Shannon Colavecchio, Senior Director, Moore Communications Group; Owner, Badass Fitness
  • Jon Urbanek, Senior Vice President, Florida Blue
  • Jon Ferrando, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Development and Human Resources, AutoNation

 

Future of Healthcare: CEO Roundtable
  • Moderator: Representative Matt Hudson
  • Susan Davis, RN, Ed.D, FACHE, CEO, Sacred Heart Health Systems; Market Leader, Ascension Health Florida and Alabama Region
  • Jonathan Ellen, M.D., President and Physician-In-Chief, All Children’s Hospital, John Hopkins Medicine
  • D. Wayne Brackin, COO and Executive Vice President, Baptist Health South Florida

 

Healthcare Technology: Innovation and Research and Development
  • Moderator: Representative Cary Pigman
  • Lee Evans, Executive Director and Site Leader, North America Capability Center, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  • Leslie Molony, Ph.D., Senior Director, Office of Technology Management and Commercialization, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
  • Sarah Donatelli, Ph.D., Post Doctoral Fellow, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

 

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Breakouts
Right Direction Reform: Improving Workers’ Comp, Property Insurance, Lawsuit Abuse and Tax Reform

 

People Drive Innovation…What Drives Innovative People?
  • Moderator: Jack Sullivan, President and CEO, Florida Research Consortium
  • Eric Buffkin, Co-Founder and President, eTect, Inc.
  • Jamie Grooms, CEO, Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research
  • Shyam Mohapatra, Ph.D., Distinguished Health Professor, University of South Florida; Research Career Scientist, James A. Haley VA Hospital Tampa

 

Market Intelligence: Inside Scoop on Florida’s Consumers
  • Rod Lewis, Ph.D., Vice President of Program and Policy, CareerSource Florida
  • Dean Ridings, President and CEO, Intersect Media Solutions
  • Brad O’Connor, Ph.D., Research Economist, Florida REALTORS ®
  • Jacob Stuart, President, Central Florida Partnership

 

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Moving Florida Forward…Faster — What’s Next for Our State
  • Bentina Terry, Chair, Florida Chamber Foundation Board of Trustees; Vice President, Customer Service & Sales, Gulf Power Company
  • House Speaker Will Weatherford
  • Marian Johnson, Senior Vice President, Political Strategy, Florida Chamber of Commerce
  • Gray Swoope, Florida Secretary of Commerce; President and CEO, Enterprise Florida, Inc.
  • Eric Silagy, Chair, Florida Chamber of Commerce; President and CEO, Florida Power & Light Company

 

8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. General Session Breakfast and Board of Governors Annual Meeting
  • Eric Silagy, Chair, Florida Chamber of Commerce; President and CEO, Florida Power & Light Company
  • Steve Knopik, Chair-Elect, Florida Chamber of Commerce; CEO, Beall’s Inc.
  • Derek Yonai, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Free Enterprise and Associate Professor of Economics, Florida Southern College
  • Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam

 

 

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