On Wednesday, incoming Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the names of more than 45 advisors who will serve on his Transition Advisory Committee on the Economy.

The Transition Advisory Committee on the Economy will be chaired by former Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford, currently the managing partner of Weatherford Capital.

Other members of the Transition Advisory Committee on the Economy include:

MAUREEN ADAMS; President and General Manager, Calder Casino and Race Course

KUMAR ALLADY; Founder & CEO, Radise International

MAX ALVAREZ; Owner, Founder & President, Sunshine Gasoline Distributors

JOE ANDERSON; President, Anderson Columbia

TOM BARRY; Senior Vice President, Atkins

ALLAN BENSE; President, Partner, GAC Contractors

MATT CONNELL; Co-Founder & CEO, Total Military Management

CHRIS CORR; Senior Vice President, Real Estate, Public Affairs and President of Raydient, Rayonier

DANIEL DAVIS; President & CEO, JAX Chamber

SUSAN FERNANDEZ; Director of Corporate Communications and Government Relations, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas

BOB FLOWERS; President, CW Roberts Contracting

BRIAN FORD; COO, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

BLAKE GABLE; CEO, Barron Collier Companies

DANNY GAEKWAD; Founder & CEO, NDS USA and Founder, Danny G Hospitality Management


TONY GRIPPA; Former Senior Vice President, Brown and Brown

JOHN HAMLIN; President, Hamlin and Associates


CHUCK HINSON; Vice President State and Community Relations, TECO Energy

ERIC HOLM; Owner, Golden Corral

Capt. KEITH HOSKINS, USN (Ret); West District General Manager, Gulf Power

Commissioner RON HOWSE; President, Real Deal Development Group

MANNY KADRE; Chairman & CEO, MBB Auto, and Director, Home Depot

BENNY KLEPACH; Founder, Chairman & CEO, DFASS Group

DAVID KULIK; Retired former CEO, CEVA Logistics

TOM KUNTZ; Former CEO, SunTrust Banks, Florida

ROBERT “BOB” LLOYD; Executive Vice President, Brown and Brown

BURT LOCKE; Chairman and President, Security First

JOE LOPANO; CEO, Tampa International Airport

RICK MURRELL; CEO, Tropical Shipping

YOLANDA NADER; CEO, Dosal Tobacco Corporation

LAUREN OAKLEY; Co-Owner, Cassidy Development and Homes

ANANTH PRASAD; President-Designate, Florida Transportation Builders Association

JOHN RITENOUR; Co-Founder and Chairman, Insurance Office of America

Fmr. Amb. JOHN ROOD; Chairman, The Vestcor Companies

JOEL SCHLEICHER; Executive Chairman and Founder, Focal Point Data Risk

ERIC SILAGY; President and CEO, Florida Power and Light

RICK SONTAG; President, Spring Bay Ventures

JAMAL SOWELL; Chief of Staff, Port Tampa Bay

BILL SPIVEY; Executive Director, Florida Development Finance Corporation

Capt. SAM STEPHENSON; President, Florida Harbor Pilots Association

JEREMY SUSAC; Vice President of Government Affairs, Lennar Homes and SunStreet

JEFF VINIK; Owner, Tampa Bay Lightning and Owner, Strategic Property Partners

BOB WARD; President and CEO, Florida Council of 100

LENNY WOLFE; Owner, Cornerstone Group

JOE YORK; President, AT&T Florida, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands


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