The Florida Chamber Board of Directors is comprised of business leaders representing every region and industry in Florida, from small businesses to multi-national corporations. These leaders are working to secure Florida’s future. Florida Chamber board members invest their time, resources and expertise to further the substantial pro-business legislative, research, political and grassroots activities of the Florida Chamber and our members. The Florida Chamber board invites you to join the fight for free enterprise.

Board of Directors

Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson

Chief Executive Officer, Tampa Port Authority (Tampa)

Former Federal Maritime Administration Commissioner Paul Anderson joined the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) as Chief Executive Officer in January 2011 after holding a series…   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

Robert S. Bennett, CIMA

Robert S. Bennett, CIMA

Senior VP- Wealth Management, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith (Palm Beach)

Robert S. Bennett has been in the wealth management industry since 1988, beginning in Washington, DC and moving to North Palm Beach, Florida in…   Learn More

Mike Bjorklund

Mike Bjorklund

Director of Legislative Affairs, Florida Electric Cooperatives Association (Tallahassee)

Mike Bjorklund currently serves as Director of Legislative Affairs for the Florida Electric Cooperatives Association (FECA) and as the Chairman for the Florida Chamber…   Learn More

Kevin D. Bowyer

Kevin D. Bowyer

Partner, Warren Averett (Destin)

Kevin Bowyer is a partner in Warren Averett’s audit division. He joined the firm in 1990, following his college graduation. Kevin is experienced in…   Learn More

Cressman D. Bronson

Cressman D. Bronson

Regional President - Florida East, PNC Bank (West Palm Beach)

Cressman Bronson is the Regional President for the Florida East Market, covering the territory of Miami to Jacksonville. As Regional President, he is responsible…   Learn More

David Call

David Call

President - South Florida, Fifth Third Bank of Florida (Naples)

David Call currently serves as Regional President of Fifth Third Bank (South Florida), which includes more than $5 billion in deposits. In this role,…   Learn More

Charles S. Caulkins

Charles S. Caulkins

Managing Partner, Fisher Phillips LLP (Fort Lauderdale)

Charles S. Caulkins is the managing partner of the Fort Lauderdale office and a member of the Firm’s three member National Management Committee. Since…   Learn More

Stan W. Connally, Jr.

Stan W. Connally, Jr.

President and Chief Executive Officer, Gulf Power Company (Pensacola)

Stan W. Connally Jr. is President and CEO of Gulf Power Company, a subsidiary of Southern Company –one of the largest producers of electricity…   Learn More

Susan M. Connelly

Susan M. Connelly

Senior Vice President - Communications and Public Affairs, Darden Restaurants, Inc. (Orlando)

Susan Connelly was named Senior Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs in August 2015. A member of Darden’s Senior Leadership Team, she is responsible…   Learn More

Lori Costantino-Brown

Lori Costantino-Brown

President and CEO, Bridges of America (Orlando)

Lori Costantino-Brown, President and CEO of Bridges of America, Inc., helped develop one of the first and most effective models for prison-diversion programs in…   Learn More

Brett Couch

Brett Couch

Florida Regional President - Regions Bank (Tampa)

Brett Couch oversees banking operations in the bank’s East Region, which includes Florida (excluding the Panhandle), Georgia, East Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina….   Learn More

Carol Craig

Carol Craig

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Craig Technologies (Cape Canaveral)

A self-described accidental entrepreneur and Unconventional CEOTM, Carol Craig is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Craig Technologies, headquartered in Cape Canaveral, FL. Growing…   Learn More

Husein Cumber

Husein Cumber

Executive Vice President - Corporate Development, Florida East Coast Industries (Jacksonville)

Mr. Cumber is Executive Vice President for Corporate Development for Florida East Coast Industries, LLC (FECI). He has responsibility for guiding capital projects, including…   Learn More

Kevin Darrenkamp

Kevin Darrenkamp

Vice President and General Counsel, Missiles & Fire Control - Lockheed Martin (Orlando)

Mr. Darrenkamp serves as an executive staff member with primary responsibility for advising on all legal matters impacting the company’s execution of existing business,…   Learn More

Doug Davidson

Doug Davidson

Market Executive, Bank of America (Tampa)

Doug Davidson is the Market Executive and leads a team of professionals in managing a loan and deposit portfolio for public and private commercial…   Learn More

Paulee Day

Paulee Day

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Assistant Secretary, MarineMax (Clearwater)

Paulee Coughlin Day is the Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Assistant Secretary of MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) where she has worked since…   Learn More

Tracy Duda Chapman

Tracy Duda Chapman

Senior Vice President/General Counsel, A. Duda & Sons, Inc. (Oviedo)

Tracy Duda Chapman was appointed Chief Executive Officer of The Viera Company, DUDA’s wholly owned real estate development subsidiary, and Senior Vice President of…   Learn More

Tami Fitzpatrick

Tami Fitzpatrick

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Entropy Technology Design, Inc. (Tampa)

Tami Fitzpatrick is currently the founder and CEO of Entropy Technology Designs Inc., a Tampa-based company established to develop and market the proprietary NIMBUS…   Learn More

David Fuller

David Fuller

President, SunTrust Foundation (Orlando)

David Fuller is the President of the SunTrust Foundation. Mr. Fuller is based in Orlando. Mr. Fuller began his banking career in 1983 and…   Learn More

Michael P. Gallagher

Michael P. Gallagher

President and CEO - Florida, SantaFe Healthcare, Inc. (Gainesville)

Michael P. Gallagher serves as the President & Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors for SantaFe HealthCare, Inc., a…   Learn More

Todd Gates

Todd Gates

Chairman of the Board, GATES (Bonita Springs)

As Founder and Chairman, Mr. Gates provides executive management oversight and support for all GATES projects.  He is responsible for all financial aspects of…   Learn More

Gordon Gillette

Gordon Gillette

President, Tampa Electric & Peoples Gas, Tampa

Gordon L. Gillette is president of Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas Systems. He is responsible for the operations of both utilities, including Energy Supply,…   Learn More

Jon Hage

Jon Hage

Chief Executive Officer, Charter Schools USA (Fort Lauderdale)

From his service in the U.S. Army to his creation of Charter Schools USA (CSUSA), Jon Hage’s personal life and professional career have been…   Learn More

Fred Hames

Fred Hames

Executive Vice President/General Manager, Skanska USA Building, Inc. (Tampa)

Fred Hames is Skanska USA’s General Manager and Executive Vice President for Florida. A graduate of West Georgia University with 16 years in the…   Learn More

Debra Harvey

Debra Harvey

President, Chief Operating Officer, Ron Jon Surf Shop of Florida, Inc. (Cocoa Beach)

Debbie graduated University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing. Debbie worked in retail positions at…   Learn More

Glenda Hood

Glenda Hood

Founding Partner, triSect (Orlando)

The Honorable Glenda E. Hood is Founding Partner of TriSect, LLC, a civic innovation firm based on the belief that 21st Century solutions require…   Learn More

Lars Houmann

Lars Houmann

President & CEO, Florida Hospital & the Florida Division Adventist Health System (Orlando)

Lars Houmann is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Florida Hospital, and the Florida Division of Adventist Health System which includes 23 hospitals…   Learn More

Leerie T. Jenkins

Leerie T. Jenkins

Chairman and CEO, Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc. (Jacksonville)

Leerie T. Jenkins, Jr. hails from Atlanta, Georgia. He received his Bachelors of Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia in 1970 and his…   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

Nancy P. Keefer, CCE

Nancy P. Keefer, CCE

President & CEO, Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce (Daytona Beach)

Nancy Keefer was hired as the CEO of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce after a national search for the position.  She began her…   Learn More

Belinda Keiser

Belinda Keiser

Vice Chancellor Community Relations, Keiser University (Fort Lauderdale)

As Vice Chancellor of Community Relations and Student Advancement for Keiser University, Keiser Career College, Everglades University, and the Southeastern Institutes, Ms. Keiser is…   Learn More

Quintin C. Kendall

Quintin C. Kendall

Vice President for State Government Affairs, CSX Transportation (Jacksonville)

Quintin Kendall is responsible for CSX Transportation’s state executive branch, legislative and community initiatives across the railroad’s twenty-three state network. Kendall previously served as…   Learn More

John Kenning

John Kenning

Regional CEO - North America, G4S North America & Technology (Jupiter)

John joined G4S in November 2014 to lead the diverse range of services the North America businesses provide such as consulting, investigations, security, technology…   Learn More

Steve M. Knopik

Steve M. Knopik

Chief Executive Officer, Beall's, Inc. (Bradenton)

After earning a BSBA Degree from the University of Florida in 1977, Steve Knopik began his career as a CPA for KPMG, a global…   Learn More

Rena Langley

Rena Langley

Senior VP of Public Affairs, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, U.S. (Lake Buena Vista)

Rena Langley is the senior vice president, Walt Disney World Public Affairs and Worldwide Government and Industry Relations. She oversees external communications, internal communications, executive communications…   Learn More

Allen McGlynn

Allen McGlynn

Counsel, State Farm Insurance Companies (Tallahassee)

Allen McGlynn is Counsel III within the Corporate Law Department of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree…   Learn More

John Medina

John Medina

President - Investments and Insurance, First Commerce Credit Union (Tallahassee)

  John is a native of the Dominican Republic and has lived in Florida since the age of 10. He has undergraduate degrees in…   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

Carlos Migoya

Carlos Migoya

President & CEO, Jackson Health System (Miami)

Carlos A. Migoya has served as President and CEO of Jackson Health System since May 2011, overseeing one of the nation’s largest and most…   Learn More

Michael D. Minton

Michael D. Minton

Shareholder and Chair of the Agribusiness Industry Team, Dean, Mead, Minton & Zwemer (Fort Pierce)

Michael Minton is a Shareholder and Chair of the firm’s Agribusiness Industry Team. He represents family businesses with an emphasis on generationally-owned agricultural businesses….   Learn More

Trey H. Paris

Trey H. Paris

U.S. Manager of State Government Relations, General Electric Company (Atlanta)

Trey Paris is U.S. Manager of State Government Relations with the General Electric Company.   He also manages state government relations for Atlanta-based GE Energy,…   Learn More

Todd Powell

Todd Powell

Vice President, Real Estate Development, 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

G. Lee Sandler Jr.

G. Lee Sandler Jr.

Founding Member, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg (Miami)

Gilbert Lee Sandler is a founding member of the law firm Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., (ST&R), and a principal of its affiliated consulting…   Learn More

Dr. Jackson Sasser

Dr. Jackson Sasser

President - Santa Fe College (Gainesville)

Dr. Jackson Sasser has been an innovator at Santa Fe College since becoming president in January 2002.  Under his leadership, Santa Fe was named…   Learn More

Mike Sheely

Mike Sheely

Field Vice President - Florida Region, Allstate Insurance Company (St. Petersburg)

Mike Sheely is Field Senior Vice President, Allstate Insurance Co., Florida Region and President and CEO, Castle Key Insurance Company. Mike began his career…   Learn More

Steve Short

Steve Short

Acting President and CEO, Tampa General Hospital (Tampa)

Steve Short joined Tampa General Hospital as Sr. Vice President & Chief Financial Officer in July, 2000.  Tampa General serves as the primary teaching…   Learn More

Harry Sideris

Harry Sideris

State President - Florida, Duke Energy (St. Petersburg)

Harry Sideris is Duke Energy’s state president in Florida, serving approximately 1.7 million electric retail customers in central Florida, including metropolitan St. Petersburg, Clearwater…   Learn More

Eric Silagy

Eric Silagy

President and Chief Executive Officer, Florida Power & Light Company (Juno Beach)

Eric Silagy is president and CEO of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc., and one of the largest…   Learn More

David Strong

David Strong

President and CEO - Orlando Health (Orlando)

David became President and CEO of Orlando Health on April 9, 2015. Orlando Health is one of Florida’s most comprehensive private, not-for-profit healthcare organizations….   Learn More

Jon Urbanek

Jon Urbanek

Senior VP, Commercial Markets - Florida Blue (Jacksonville)

Jon Urbanek is Florida Blue’s senior vice president of commercial markets. In this role, he is responsible for the top-line revenue of the enterprise,…   Learn More

Jeff Wahlen

Jeff Wahlen

Shareholder - Ausley & McMullen, P.A. (Tallahassee)

Jeff Wahlen is a shareholder with the firm. His practice focuses on representation of the firm’s electric utility, telecommunications, trade association and school board…   Learn More

Will Weatherford

Will Weatherford

Managing Partner, Weatherford Partners (Wesley Chapel)

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….   Learn More

Stephen H. Weinstein

Stephen H. Weinstein

Senior Vice President, RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (Bermuda)

As Chairman, Stephen Weinstein directs the activities and donations of the RenaissanceRe Risk Sciences Foundation which was created to support advanced scientific research in…   Learn More

Robert E. White, Jr.

Robert E. White, Jr.

President, The Doctors Company/FPIC (Jacksonville)

Robert E. White, Jr. is President of First Professionals Insurance Company, Anesthesiologists Professional Assurance Company, Intermed Insurance Company and Chairman of the Board of…   Learn More

Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson

President and CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce (Tallahassee)

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

Joe S. York

Joe S. York

President - AT&T Florida, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands (Jacksonville)

Joe is the President of AT&T Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Mr. York has held various other positions within AT&T including…   Learn More