Florida's Relaunch Continues

Tallahassee, FL

29 May 2020

29 May 2020

Florida's Relaunch Continues

Free for Florida Chamber Members and Foundation Trustees!

During the past several weeks, several different guests have joined us on our webinars – from Florida’s Surgeon General Scott Rivkees, to the Governor’s General Counsel Joe Jacquot, among others. As we move forward in the coming weeks, we will continue to invite special guests to share their latest insights on Florida’s economy, the specifics of Governor DeSantis’ Executive Orders, the latest economic information and anything else that’s relevant to getting Florida’s economy back on track. We will also take plenty of time to field your questions on these topics and more.

On Friday, May 29 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m., join special guest Florida’s CFO Jimmy Patronis, Florida Chamber Foundation Chief Economist Dr. Jerry Parrish and me for a continued conversation on reopening and relaunching Florida’s economy, including a discussion of some of the key trends and variables that will determine how our economy fares from this point forward.

Friday, May 29
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EDT

Member Fee: $0 (If you are a member, please contact ebassett@flfoundation.org to register.)
Non-Member Fee: $49

To help ensure Dr. Parrish and I address your questions, please answer our brief survey which is included as part of the registration process.

In the meantime, thanks for everything you are doing to keep Florida safe. The Florida Chamber will do everything we can to ensure we emerge from this downturn even stronger than before.

The Honorable Jimmy Patronis serves as the state’s Chief Financial Officer, State Fire Marshal, and member of the Florida Cabinet. CFO Patronis is a native Floridian born and raised in Panama City. He earned his associate degree in restaurant management from Gulf Coast Community College and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Florida State University. He is a partner in a family-owned seafood restaurant called Captain Anderson’s that celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017. His public service career began with experience as an intern in the Florida Senate and the United Kingdom’s House of Commons. Following his college graduation, Governor Lawton Chiles appointed him to the Florida Elections Commission, and he was later reappointed by Governor Jeb Bush. He served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2006 to 2014, representing his hometown region in the Florida Panhandle. He was appointed to serve on Florida’s Public Service Commission, as well as the Constitution Revision Commission.

Mark Wilson serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Florida Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he serves as Chair of the National Council of State Chambers, and on the Board of Directors of the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals, Enterprise Florida, Leadership Florida, the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Florida Chamber Foundation, and is an active member of the U.S. Chamber’s Committee of 100.

Dr. Jerry Parrish is the Chief Economist and the Director of Research for the Florida Chamber Foundation. Dr. Parrish is currently an Adjunct Instructor in the Masters in Applied Economics Program at Florida State University. He earned a B.S. in Agricultural Business and Economics from Auburn University, an M.B.A. from Bellarmine University, an M.S. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Auburn University. He regularly publishes research reports and articles on the Florida economy and Florida’s competitiveness.