Aaron F. Zahn is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for BCR Environmental Corporation and NuTerra™ Management, LLC.  He is a recognized national leader of innovation in wastewater and organic waste technology.  BCR and NuTerra clean technology...

Albert O'Neill is a founding member of the Trenam Kemker law firm, where he practiced law in the areas of business transactions, employee benefits and compensation and securities. His professional involvement includes serving as the...

Senator Bob Graham is the former two-term governor of Florida and served for 18 years in the United States Senate. Graham also served for 12 years in the Florida legislature for a total of 38 years of public service. He is recognized for his...

In loving memory of Brian Dassler, Ed.D.

The Division of Student Affairs, the College of Education and the Bob Graham Center invite you to join us for a celebration of Brian's life at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, April...

Chester Spellman was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Volunteer Florida on April 27, 2012, by Governor Rick Scott. At Volunteer Florida, Spellman oversees more than $32 million in federal, state and local funds supporting...

Mr. Cunningham is CEO of The Brand Advocates, Inc. an award winning public relations firm in Miami.  His team won the 2015 PRNews Platinum PR Award in the community relations category.  These awards represent and honor...

Colburn is former provost and senior vice president at the University of Florida, November, 1999 to January, 2005, and has been a member of the University of Florida history faculty since 1972.  He served as Chairman...

Douglas A. Wright is Holland Knight’s Operations and Finance Partner. In this role, he has primary responsibility for directing the firm’s operations, including its Accounting and Finance, IT, Real Estate and Facilities, Marketing, and...

J. Hyatt Brown is the former president and chief executive officer of Brown and Brown Insurance and currently serves as the chairman of the organization. B&B is the seventh largest insurance broker in the Unites States and is publicly...

James H. “Jim” Shimberg, Jr., is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment, the parent company of the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Tampa Bay Storm and the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Prior to...

James (Jim) H. Pugh, Jr. serves as the chief executive officer, owner and chairman of Epoch Properties, Inc. one of America's largest multi-family developers.  Epoch has developed over 37,000 housing units in 56 cities from Florida to California. ...

Joan Forrest is the president of the St. Petersburg-based Dawson Academy, a postgraduate educational and clinical research facility, dedicated to the advancement of dentistry

Prior to joining the Academy, she was founder and President...

After graduating from law school at the University of Florida, Martha Barnett became the first female attorney hired by Holland & Knight where she has practiced law for 40 years. Barnett was elected president of the American
Bar...

Mary Chiles is a public relations professional that has passionately served Floridians for more than 28 years. She joined Gov. Graham’s administration in 1980 as the Public Relations Coordinator for the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness...

Nathaniel Reed serves as vice chairman of both the Everglades Foundation and the Florida Conservation Coalition. His record of public service began in 1967
when he became Florida’s first environmental advisor to Gov. Claude Kirk. In 1969...

Pam Iorio is the President/CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the country’s oldest and most effective mentoring organization, leading the organization since March 31, 2014.

Iorio, the former two-term Mayor of Tampa, Florida,...

Pegeen Hanrahan is a registered Professional Engineer and Principal of Community and Conservation Solutions, LLC. A native and lifelong resident, she served Gainesville, Florida as its Mayor from 2004-2010, and as a City Commissioner...

Preston Haskell is the founder and chairman of The Haskell Company, the largest privately held construction company in Florida, and a top design-build firm in the United States. Haskell is also the founding chairman of the Design-Build...

Bob Rhodes is the former Executive Vice President of the St. Joe Company and also served as St. Joe’s General Counsel.  He held similar positions with Arvida Corporation and Disney Development Company.

Bob administered Florida’s...

Robin Gibson is a graduate of the University of Florida and the University of Florida College of Law. He is the senior partner at the Gibson Law Firm and is a certified specialist in both Civil Trial Practice and Business Litigation by...

Scott Hawkins, the Vice Chair of the law firm, Jones, Foster Johnston & Stubbs (and Shareholder since 1990) and the Past President of The Florida Bar (2011 - 2012), is Florida Bar Board Certified in Business Litigation and practices...

Zack is a former president of the American Bar Association and was the first Hispanic American to assume the ABA presidency. He was nominated by President Barack Obama for the position of Alternate U.S. Representative to the Sixty-eighth...

Susan MacManus is a Distinguished University Professor at USF in the Department of Government and International Affairs. For the last six election cycles, she has served as political analyst for WFLA News Channel 8. Since 2008, she has...

After practicing law in South Florida, Vance Aloupis joined The Children’s Movement in June 2010 and now serves as the organization’s state director. Working directly with David Lawrence, Aloupis’ work focuses on building statewide...