Bob Grammig, Chair

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Robert J. Grammig is a partner and leader of the firm-wide Public Companies and Securities Practice at Holland & Knight. Mr. Grammig has practiced for over 25 years in the areas of public company mergers and acquisitions, securities law, general corporate law and international business transactions. He serves on the firm’s Directors Committee.

Mr. Grammig has represented both companies and underwriters in numerous public company offerings. He has also led legal teams on behalf of acquirers, target companies and special committees in a large number of publicly announced merger and acquisition transactions, several of which valued at greater than $1.0 billion. Mr. Grammig also regularly advises boards of directors, audit committees and special committees regarding corporate governance matters. He has devoted a substantial part of his practice to international business transactions, representing both United States and foreign entities, including representations involving significant acquisitions in Colombia, Malaysia and Japan. He regularly participates as a panelist in KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, he served as a law clerk to The Honorable Thomas A. Clark, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits.

Mr. Grammig is a member of the Tampa Bay Crisis Center’s  Board of Governors, The Florida Bar and the District of Columbia Bar Association.

Stan W. Connally, Jr.

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Stan W. Connally Jr. is Chairman, President & CEO of Gulf Power Company, a subsidiary of Southern Company –one of the largest producers of electricity in the United States. Gulf Power Company is headquartered in Pensacola and provides electricity and energy services to communities in Northwest Florida.

Stan began his career with Southern Company in 1989 as a co-op student at Georgia Power’s Plant Yates and has held positions in various functional areas, including Customer Operations, Sales and Marketing, and Power Generation. In 1998, Stan was named Sales Manager for the company’s Central Region in the Macon, Ga., area.

One year later, he returned to Georgia Power’s corporate office as Assistant to the Vice President of Retail Sales and Service. He subsequently served as Group Leader of Engineering at Plant Wansley before being named Plant Manager of Mississippi Power’s Plant Watson in 2003 and Plant Daniel in 2004.

Three years later, Stan became Plant Manager at Alabama Power, with responsibility for all electric generating units at Plant Barry, Theodore Co-Generation Plant, and Washington County Co-Generation Plant.

Most recently, Stan was Senior Vice President and Senior Production Officer for Georgia Power Company, where he was responsible for coal, gas, and hydro-electric generation.

Stan graduated in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. He completed the Goizueta Executive Education Program at Emory University in 2004 and the Southern Company Senior Leadership Development Program in 2009.

Stan serves on the Board of Directors of the Florida Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise Florida. He also serves on the Georgia Tech Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering External Advisory Board.

Todd Powell, Chair

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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 million acres in the United States. In Florida, his responsibilities include leadership of the Envision Alachua community planning process on 65,000 acres of Plum Creek lands in Alachua County and the North Florida Mega Industrial Park in Columbia County.

Prior to joining Plum Creek in 2006 (since merged with Weyerhaeuser), Powell worked at WCI Communities in various capacities including vice president of land acquisitions. He joined WCI after 10 years with Ernst & Young LLP where he was a senior manager in the company’s business advisory services practice concentrating in mergers and acquisitions.

Powell is a certified public accountant, has a Master in Business Administration from the University of Florida, and a Bachelor’s of Science in accounting from Bowling Green State University.  He has also completed an executive development program through Emory University.

Powell currently serves as chair of the board of directors for the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce.  Additionally, he serves on the board of directors for the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Florida Chamber Foundation, Leadership Florida and the United Way of North Central Florida.

He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the University of Florida’s Real Estate Advisory Board.  He is also a graduate of the Leadership Florida Program.

Doug Davidson, Past Chair

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Doug Davidson is the Market Executive  and leads a team of professionals in managing a loan and deposit portfolio for public and private commercial banking clients. In addition to traditional commercial banking services such as lending and depository solutions, Davidson’s team is also responsible for leading investment banking activities including originating debt and equity offerings as well as facilitating the mergers and acquisitions of commercial banking clients.

Davidson has been with Bank of America since 1994, originally joining the NationsBank commercial banking team in Tampa. He serves on the Boards of Directors of The Florida Chamber Foundation, The Vincent Lecavalier Foundation, and Council for Educational Change. He is a Trustee of Florida TaxWatch and Advisory Board member of Center for Competitive Florida. He previously served on the Board of Directors of United Way of Tampa Bay.

Davidson graduated Summa Cum Laude from University of Florida in 1993 with a B.S.B.A. in Finance and Marketing and later earned his Certified Treasury Professional designation from the Association for Financial Professionals in 1998 and Six Sigma Green Belt certification in 2003. He holds NASD Series 7, NASD Series 24 and NASD Series 63 licenses as a registered investment banking principal.

John Attaway

John A. Attaway, Jr. is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Publix Super Markets, Inc. located in Lakeland, Florida. John joined Publix in 1997 as Corporate Counsel to create Publix’s first corporate legal department.  He was promoted to General Counsel and Secretary in 2000 and Senior Vice President in 2005.  In this position, John is responsible for managing the Legal, Risk Management, Internal Audit, Environmental & Sustainability Programs, Quality Assurance, Compliance & Corporate Records Management, and Government Relations departments.  Prior to joining Publix, John was a shareholder with Lane, Trohn Bertrand & Vreeland P.A. in Lakeland, Florida, where he specialized in the areas of tax law, business law, real property law, and banking law.

John earned his undergraduate degree in Management Science from Duke University, his Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law, and his Master of Laws Degree from the University of Florida College of Law.

Chas Bailes III

Charles E. Bailes, III (“Chas”), grandson of the company’s founder, Jack Holloway, has been with ABC Fine Wine and Spirits since 1975.  He was named its Chairman of the Board in September 1998, and has served as ABC’s President and CEO since 1994.  As a graduate of Georgia Tech, he holds a degree in Industrial Engineering.  Charles and his wife, Kimberly, married since 1976, have 3 children, 6 grandchildren and attend First Presbyterian Church of Orlando.  Charles is active in many business, civic, social and charitable organizations.  Current and past affiliations include: The Foundation Board of United Cerebral Palsy of Central Florida, Board of Directors of Florida Fellowship Foundation, YMCA of Central Florida Board (Chairman), Seaside National Bank & Trust, Cathedral Church of St. Luke (Chapter, Senior Warden), Moffitt Cancer Center Board, and Orlando Museum of Art (Board of Trustees), to name a few.   He is also a member and Past President of the Country Club of Orlando.  Market Watch and Beverage & Food Dynamics have recognized Charles and his brother Jess as the “Retailer of the Year”.  His hobbies are golf and hunting.

David Call

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David Call currently serves as Regional President of Fifth Third Bank (South Florida), which includes more than $5 billion in deposits. In this role, he is responsible for the growth and strategic direction of the four lines of business including: Wholesale Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending and Investment Advisors for the region.  Shortly after assuming the role in 2008, he led Fifth Third Bank (South Florida) through the FDIC-assisted acquisition of insolvent Freedom Bank. While leading the Bank during the Great Recession, he continued to shift the region from # 3 market share (Collier county) in 2008 to #1 in 2009 thru current 2015. As a visionary of growth, in 2010 he led the expansion of the Bank’s Wholesale strategy on the Southeast coast by securing talent and hub locations in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and Miami markets.

Call joined Fifth Third Bank in 2002 and held numerous positions in the Commercial and Retail lines of business before being promoted to President and CEO of Fifth Third Bank (Ohio Valley) in 2005.  In 2008, he led the integration of First Charter Bank of Charlotte, North Carolina, further diversifying the Bank’s footprint and guiding its entry into fast-growing Southeastern metropolitan markets.
Call received his bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Eastern Kentucky University and his Master’s Degree in Finance from the University of Charleston.  He also is a graduate of the Louisiana State University Graduate School of Banking.
Call currently serves as Chair on the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation Board. He is active with the Florida Banker’s Association (FBA), the Association of Corporate Growth (ACG) and is involved with several local charities.

Previously in West Virginia, David served as Chair of the United Way River Cities and was selected by the State’s Governor and Senator to serve on several committees related to economic development.

In Florida, he served on the Governor’s Council as Co-Chairman for the Economic Development Council of Collier County. He served on the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the Finance Committee of The Immokalee Foundation Board of Directors. David was the Chairman of the American Heart Association 2012 Heart Ball and the American Cancer Society 2015 Chairman for the Cattle Barons’ Ball.

Scott Cathcart

Scott Cathcart is the Chief Executive Officer of the Florida Division for SunTrust Bank. He has primary market responsibility for the Bank’s Commercial Banking activities, including relationships with for profit, not for profit, governmental and education institutions.

Scott’s career spans a variety of segments with a focus on middle market-sized transactions including both debt and equity products. Over the last 17 years in banking, 14 with SunTrust, Scott has worked with hundreds of companies across the U.S. with enterprise values ranging from $25MM – $1B.

Prior to leading the Florida Division for SunTrust, he has had several roles, including Middle Market Banking and Corporate Banking at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. Most recently, Scott built out the Corporate Finance Specialty Group, based in Atlanta.

Scott has led transactions across the SunTrust footprint primarily in the Southeast, with a secondary focus on select national markets, to service the needs of Private Equity clients and operating clients of the geographically distributed coverage bankers. He also served as a Director for SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, providing financing and capital markets solutions to his portfolio of public and private clients in the large middle market and mid-corporate sector.

Scott’s experience spans a variety of industries with a particular focus on the Industrial, Professional and Financial Services, and Consumer/Retail sectors.

The Corporate Finance team in Commercial Banking was built to execute corporate finance transactions for middle market companies. The capital provided by this group supports SunTrust clients who are either making acquisitions, being acquired by Private Equity, selling to management or employees, or pursuing shareholderfriendly leveraged recapitalizations. The practice group drives the strategy for commercial clients in concert with our industry focused investment bank, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, while maintaining local relationship coverage provided by our commercial bankers.

Scott received his BA in History from Wake Forest University and MBA with a focus on Finance from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.

He is an active member of the Board of Directors for the Orlando Economic Partnership. He has also served as an active member and Chairman of the Board for Safe House Outreach, a not-for-profit focused on helping the homeless population of Atlanta, Georgia.

Scott is married with two young daughters and lives in Winter Park, FL. When he is not spending his time working or with his family, he enjoys playing golf and the outdoors.
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Charles S. Caulkins

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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 1977, he has represented employers nationally in labor and employment law matters. This includes advising employers on the development and implementation of preventive labor relations programs to avoid charges and lawsuits, protect trade secrets, and resolve disputes. He regularly counsels employers during union representation elections, decertification, corporate campaigns, collective bargaining negotiations, strikes, and lockouts.

He also handles employment related litigation and arbitrations before state and federal courts and administrative agencies involving claims of discrimination, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, OSHA and other statutory claims. Charley is a founding member and past President of the Academy of Florida Management Attorneys, and was the 2006 Chairman of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. He is listed in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers and in The Best Lawyers in America.

Susan M. Connelly

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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 for corporate and brand communications, government relations and public policy, philanthropy, and the company’s community engagement strategy and sustainability initiatives.

Darden owns and operates more than 1,500 Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V’s and Yard House restaurants in North America, employing 150,000 people and serving more than 320 million meals annually.

Previously, Susan served as Vice President, Government Relations where she led the government relations, community affairs and sustainability functions for Darden. She was responsible for developing external engagement strategies that aligned with ongoing business objectives. Susan joined Darden in 2007 as Director, State and Local Government Relations.

Prior to joining Darden, Susan was Government Relations Manager for McDonald’s USA where she directed state and local advocacy for the Eastern United States.  Susan also served as Director of State Affairs for the Grocery Manufacturers Association, serving as their primary legislative and regulatory advocate in the Northeast.

Susan serves on the boards of the National Restaurant Association, the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise Florida and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Foundation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., and earned an MBA from the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University in Boston, MA.

Husein Cumber

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Mr. Cumber is Executive Vice President for Corporate Development for Florida East Coast Industries, LLC (FECI). He has responsibility for guiding capital projects, including All Aboard Florida which is the first privately owned, operated and maintained intercity passenger rail system in the U.S.

Prior to joining FECI, Mr. Cumber was Executive Vice President for Corporate Development for Florida East Coast Railway, L.L.C. (FEC), an affiliate company of FECI. Mr. Cumber had responsibility for structuring and managing several major capital projects, including reconnecting the FEC to the Port of Miami, the construction of new intermodal container transfer facilities, and working with public agencies to introduce commuter rail service in the FEC corridor.

Previously, Mr. Cumber was President of H.A. Cumber & Company, a transportation consulting firm that specialized in rail, transit and highway issues. The firm provided business development and government relations support throughout the country.

Mr. Cumber served as the Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Transportation and prior to that was the Assistant to the Secretary for Policy. Mr. Cumber assisted in the daily operations of a federal agency with approximately 60,000 people and a $70 billion budget. He provided policy direction for highways, motor carriers, pipelines, railroads (including Amtrak), transit, and domestic security issues. Mr. Cumber was nominated by President George W. Bush on May 20, 2008 to be a Member of the Surface Transportation Board. His nomination was terminated after the November 2008 election.

Prior to his appointment at U.S. DOT, Mr. Cumber led the public affairs efforts for Florida East Coast Industries, Inc. (FECI), a NYSE-traded company that then included the assets of what is today FEC and FECI. In this role, Mr. Cumber was credited for securing over $50 million in public funds to build additional freight capacity in the FEC Railway corridor. Mr. Cumber also coordinated crisis communications for the Company and served as the corporate spokesperson.

Mr. Cumber is a Board Member of JEA, the eighth largest community-owned electric utility company in the United States and largest in Florida, and Florida State College Foundation. He is a current member of the Gator Bowl Sports Committee and on the Board of Directors for the Florida Chamber. Mr. Cumber is the past President of the Florida Railroad Association and past Board Member of the Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors. Mr. Cumber has previously served on the Boards of the North Broward YMCA, the Florida Telecommunications Industry Association and the Strategic Intermodal Transportation Advisory Committee. Mr. Cumber was a founding member of the Florida Intermodal Transportation Association and is a graduate of Leadership Florida.

Mr. Cumber is a graduate of Duke University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in U.S. National Security. He, his wife (LeAnna), son (Jake) and daughter (Penelope) currently reside in Jacksonville, Florida.

Kevin Darrenkamp

darrenkamp_kevin_1696_1459Mr. Darrenkamp serves as an executive staff member with primary responsibility for advising on all legal matters impacting the company’s execution of existing business, and identifying and obtaining new business. Mr. Darrenkamp is responsible for advising on contracting activities, intellectual property management, risk management, employment and labor matters, regulatory affairs, litigation management, international trade compliance, and subsidiary governance.

Before assuming his current position, Mr. Darrenkamp spent nearly three years on the Corporate Legal Staff in the Washington D.C. area serving as Vice President & General Counsel for the Washington Operations group – who are responsible for the corporation’s engagement of the U.S. Congress and Executive Branch officials – and also as the inaugural Vice President & General Counsel for Lockheed Martin International where he designed and launched the legal organization supporting the corporation’s focus on business growth outside of the United States.

Mr. Darrenkamp joined Lockheed Martin in 2000 as Associate General Counsel to the simulation business in Orlando, Florida. Prior to assuming his role on the Corporate Legal Staff, Mr. Darrenkamp spent twelve years working in positions of increasing responsibility as general counsel to various operating units ranging in size from $500M – $3B. In addition to his leadership and management responsibilities, Mr. Darrenkamp also served as counsel on several international transactions; including the award-winning Singapore Basic Wings Course (Asia Pacific Awards 2007 PPP Deal of the Year) and United Kingdom Military Flying Training System (2009 Public Private Finance Awards – Best Defence Project & Grand Prix Award).

Mr. Darrenkamp is a military veteran, having started his legal career with the U.S. Army as a Judge Advocate serving in Seoul, Republic of Korea and Colorado Springs, Colorado. Following his active duty service, Mr. Darrenkamp joined a private law firm in Colorado Springs as a commercial litigation associate, and later as an attorney-advisor with U.S. Army Space Command. Mr. Darrenkamp continued his military service in the U.S. Army Reserve, retiring in 2013 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. With the full support of Lockheed Martin, Mr. Darrenkamp deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007-2008.

Mr. Darrenkamp received a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, with a minor in Computer and Information Science, from Oakland University and his Juris Doctor degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. In addition, Mr. Darrenkamp has an M.B.A. degree from the University of Detroit. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Darrenkamp worked as a Systems Analyst for Chrysler Corporation and Volkswagen of America.

Mr. Darrenkamp and his wife of over 30 years, Terri (Maxwell) of Oxford, Michigan, have two adult daughters, Julia and Cynthia.

Doug Davidson

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Doug Davidson is the Market Executive and leads a team of professionals in managing a loan and deposit portfolio for public and private commercial banking clients. In addition to traditional commercial banking services such as lending and depository solutions, Davidson’s team is also responsible for leading investment banking activities including originating debt and equity offerings as well as facilitating the mergers and acquisitions of commercial banking clients.

Davidson has been with Bank of America since 1994, originally joining the NationsBank commercial banking team in Tampa. He serves on the Boards of Directors of The Florida Chamber Foundation, The Vincent Lecavalier Foundation, and Council for Educational Change. He is a Trustee of Florida TaxWatch and Advisory Board member of Center for Competitive Florida. He previously served on the Board of Directors of United Way of Tampa Bay.

Davidson graduated Summa Cum Laude from University of Florida in 1993 with a B.S.B.A. in Finance and Marketing and later earned his Certified Treasury Professional designation from the Association for Financial Professionals in 1998 and Six Sigma Green Belt certification in 2003. He holds NASD Series 7, NASD Series 24 and NASD Series 63 licenses as a registered investment banking principal.

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