Matthew K. Choy
Matthew Choy serves as Director of Talent, Education and Quality of Life Policy at Florida’s largest and most influential business advocacy organization, the Florida Chamber of Commerce. Matthew’s legislative portfolio includes advocating on healthcare, PreK-12 and higher education as well as gaming issues.
Prior to joining the Florida Chamber Matthew worked as a Regional Field Manager for the Republican Party of Florida during the 2010 election cycle. He successfully aided to elect Bill Hagar and Elizabeth Porter to HD 87 and HD 11 respectively. Starting in 2012 Matthew worked in the Florida House of Representatives as Legislative Aide to MaryLynn Magar. There he coordinated with lobbyists, key stakeholders and staff to execute Representative Magar’s legislative agenda.
After his time in the Florida House Matthew directed multistate legislative and regulatory matters with emphasis on creating allied development, coalition building and affiliation with key influencers for The ScottsMiracle-Gro Company. His experience also included managing SMG’s Political Action Committee (PAC) at both state and federal levels.
Matthew was born in Boston, Massachusetts and moved to Jupiter, Florida in 1999. Since that time, he has graduated from The Florida State University with a B.S. degree in 2008 and then Rollins College with a M.B.A. in 2010.
Daniel serves as Director of Marketing for the Florida Chamber and its many initiatives that make up the enterprise. With a diverse background in marketing communications and public relations, Daniel has worked for several non-profits and trade organizations including the Florida Attractions Association where he most recently served as Communications Manager. Before moving to Florida, Daniel was a public affairs contractor for the U.S. Department of Defense covering stories at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division is West Bethesda, Maryland. He was also the editor of the Naval Medical Research Center’s Research & Development newsletter.
He has several years’ experience as a content writer and project manager, and is a seasoned creator and editor of web content and email communications using various platforms. In recent years, he has further developed his skills in graphic design and web development, and he enjoys continually learning new things to keep up with the ever-changing technological world we live in.
Daniel is a graduate of Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a Master of Arts in Public Relations and Applied Communication from Kent State University. He was raised in Snellville, Georgia and currently resides in Tallahassee, Florida with his wife Sarah.
Christopher S. Emmanuel
Christopher Emmanuel is the Director of Infrastructure & Governance Policy at the Florida Chamber of Commerce, where he serves as the primary advocate for transportation, utilities, energy, and property rights issues on behalf of the state’s largest business association. In this role, he has advised Fortune 500 companies and statewide political campaigns, and advocates at the local, state, and federal levels of government. Emmanuel also leads Autonomous Florida, the state’s advocacy group for Autonomous, Connected, Electric, and Shared Vehicles.
Emmanuel frequently speaks and writes about the public policy implications of changing demographics, politics, and technology. His commentary has appeared in nearly every Florida newspaper as well as a few national periodicals.
Emmanuel holds a B.A. in Political Science and History from the University of Florida and J.D. from the Florida State College of Law. Emmanuel sits on the Florida Transportation Plan Committee, serves a Railroad Advocate for GoRail, advises the international non-profit New Story, and is a member of the James Madison Institute’s Board of Advisors. He is a member of the Federalist Society, a graduate of Leadership Florida Connect, and is admitted into the Florida Bar. Emmanuel and his wife live in Tallahassee.
Emily Fisher works closely with President of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the President of Safety Services and other members of the Florida Chamber team to provide coordination of activities, meetings, conferences, workshops and other special projects.
Emily joined the Florida Chamber of Commerce in March 2019. Prior to her position at the Florida Chamber, she served as Executive Assistant to the director of strategic business development at the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). She also worked in the Florida Office of Film & Entertainment at the DEO as a member of the communications team to market Florida’s entertainment industry.
Emily graduated from Central Michigan University with a BA in communications and Spanish.
Ana Hamil’s experience in a diverse range of industries including retail, manufacturing, telecom, insurance and construction give her a unique lens toward developing new and enhanced programming to meet the needs of Florida’s businesses.
In her role at the Florida Chamber Safety Council, Ana works with companies to understand their immediate and long-term needs for safety services and connects Florida businesses to the Safety Council’s training, information, resources and other individualized services. Additionally, Ana will oversee the planning and operations for the inaugural Florida Chamber Safety Council’s safety, health and sustainability conference scheduled for April 2021.
Ana relocated to Florida to join the Florida Chamber Safety Council team. Prior to joining the Florida Chamber, Ana served as the Business Development Manager for Wisconsin Safety Council. With her focus on membership services and safety trainings, Ana consistently elevated organization’s training curriculum and played a key role in ongoing national recognition of the Wisconsin Safety Council’s efforts and growth in workplace safety.
Ana was born in Spain and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is a bilingual communicator whose unique lens ensures the Florida Chamber Safety Council places importance on safety cultures that embrace cultural differences among employees.
Jesse D. Hinojosa
Carolyn Johnson advocates to help Florida create a business climate that generates high-paying jobs, vibrant communities and global competitiveness. Her advocacy efforts span two of the Florida Chamber’s Six Pillars of Florida’s Future Economy – Innovation and Economic Development and Business Climate and Competitiveness.
Carolyn is the Florida Chamber’s expert on lawsuit abuse reform, workers’ comp, taxation and insurance. She leads the Florida Chamber Small Business Council, made up of hundreds of businesses in every corner of the state, and the Workers’ Compensation Task Force. Recent legislative successes include fixing assignment of benefits, clarifying liability for owners of specialized mobile equipment and saving businesses over $500 million in tax relief. She serves on the state Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board and the State Advisory Board for the Florida Small Business Development Center Network.
Prior to joining the Florida Chamber in 2013, Carolyn was a District Administrator and Legislative Assistant for the Florida House of Representatives. She previously served as a Deputy Campaign Manager for a constitutional amendment campaign.
Carolyn is a native Floridian, hailing from St. Petersburg. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with undergraduate degrees in political science and advertising/public relations. She holds a master’s degree in public administration and a graduate certificate in urban and regional planning.
In her spare time, she enjoys running half-marathons and cheering on the Knights.