Agriculture

PEPE FANJUL JR.

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, FLORIDA CRYSTALS, WEST PALM BEACH

The Fanjul family, which has roots in the sugar industry in Cuba, founded Florida Crystals in 1960 as a sugar cane farming and milling company in Palm Beach County. Today, the family owns about 190,000 acres in Florida and more than 200,000 acres in the Dominican Republic, where it also owns Casa de Campo, a luxury hotel. Florida Crystals brands include Domino, C&H, Redpath and Florida Crystals. In recent years, the company has expanded its real estate holdings, including the purchase of Waterfront Clematis, an office and retail complex in West Palm Beach. It also operates the country’s largest biomass power plant.

EDUCATION University of Miami (BA, MBA)
PROFESSIONAL EVOLUTION Time management is a skill I’ve had to get much better in, as I have taken on more responsibilities with Florida Crystals as well as with our affiliates.
NEW HOBBY I enjoy riding the electric eFoil surfboard. It’s quiet, fun and doesn’t upset wildlife.
READING I Love Capitalism!, by Ken Langone

ERNIE BARNETT

FLORIDA LAND COUNCIL

Michael Basore

TKM Bengard Farms

RICK DANTZLER

CITRUS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

MALLORY DIMMITT

LYKES BROTHERS

Pepe Fanjul Jr.

Florida Crystals

DONELL GWINN

GWINN BROTHERS FARM

ELLIS HUNT

HUNT BROTHERS

Mitch Hutchcraft

King Ranch

Mike Joyner

Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association

GENE LOLLIS

ARCHBOLD BUCK ISLAND RANCH

ADAM PUTNAM

DUCKS UNLIMITED

Jose Smith

Costa Farms

JOSH SNIVELY

FLORIDA CHEMICAL

Leslie Sturmer

University of Florida IFAS

JENNIFER TAYLOR

FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY