Leadership Florida Names Its Board of Directors for 2020-2021

Leadership Florida announced its Board of Directors for the 2020-2021 program year:


Gregory Adam Haile, Chair, Cornerstone Class 30, President, Broward College, Fort Lauderdale

John Horne, Chair-Elect, Cornerstone Class 28, President/Owner, Anna Maria Oyster Bar, Bradenton

Jim Gilmore, Past-Chair, Cornerstone Class 29, Managing Partner, Gilmore Hagan Partners, Jacksonville

Dominic Calabro, Secretary/Treasurer, Cornerstone Class 4, President & CEO, Florida TaxWatch, Tallahassee

Dionne Polite, Development Chair, Cornerstone Class 36, Manager of State Operations, AARP, Doral

Tim Hogans, Governance Chair, Connect Class 6, External Affairs Manager, Florida Power & Light Company, Plantation

Mark Wilson, Florida Chamber of Commerce Representative, Cornerstone Class 26, President & CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce, Tallahassee

Randall Vitale, Audit Chair, Cornerstone Class 32, College Class 3, President, Hoffman’s Chocolates, Fort Lauderdale

Amy Mangan, At-Large Member, Cornerstone Class 37, Director of Stakeholder Engagement, Duke Energy, Ocala

Aundra Wallace, At-Large Member, Cornerstone Class 34, President, JAXUSA Partnership, Jacksonville

Karen Arnold, At-Large Member, Cornerstone Class 36, COO Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce, Tampa

Charley Caulkins, Florida Chamber of Commerce Representative, Executive Class 11, Partner, Fisher Phillips, Fort Lauderdale

Brian Goguen, Region Chair Representative, Cornerstone Class 30, COO, Barron Collier Companies, Naples

Roland Sanchez-Medina, Region Chair Representative, Cornerstone Class 29, Partner, SMGQ Law, Coral Gables

Susan Pareigis, Region Chair Representative, Cornerstone Class 19, Interim CEO & President, Southwest Florida Economic Development Council, Palm Harbor

Seth Daub, Education Class 5 Representative, Principal, Catalina Elementary School, Orlando

Andrew Fay, Past-Connect Chair, Connect Class 4, Commissioner, Florida Public Service Commission, Tallahassee

Doug Bartel, Cornerstone Class 39 Chair, Cornerstone Class 35, Sr. Director of Business Development, Florida Blue, Doral

Danielle Shull, Connect Class 11 Chair, Connect Class 9, Director of Client Experience, Gehring Group, Palm Beach Gardens

Kam Patton, Education Class 6 Chair, Cornerstone Class 31; Education Class 1, Superintendent, Collier County Schools, Naples

Lila Jaber, General Counsel, Ex-Officio, Cornerstone Class 23, Shareholder, LilaJaber Consulting, Tallahassee

Wendy Spencer, President & CEO, Leadership Florida, Ex-Officio, Cornerstone Class 24, Tallahassee

The Board of Directors is tasked with ensuring Leadership Florida can pursue its mission of convening a statewide community of leaders to recharge their leadership skills and to educate and inspire them to work for a better Florida.

For thirty-eight years, Leadership Florida has developed a reputation as a builder of a stronger, diverse statewide sense of community. As a respected non-partisan convener of committed individuals, Leadership Florida enhances the knowledge and leadership abilities of Florida’s leaders through educational programs and by encouraging collaborative work for the betterment of our state. These programs include the Cornerstone Class Program for leaders age 40 and over and the Connect Class Program for young leaders age 25-39. In addition, Leadership Florida conducts the Education Class Program for individuals invested in Florida’s educational system and the Executive Class Program for C-suite level executives that are new to Florida. The organization also provides Floridians essential information and a meaningful forum for their opinions and creates opportunities for shared experiences that are inviting, inspiring, and of lasting value.


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