Agriculture

PEPE FANJUL JR.

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, FLORIDA CRYSTALS, WEST PALM BEACH

Fanjul, with a bachelor’s degree and MBA from the University of Miami, was a principal at several investment banking firms, including the Rhone Group, before taking over management of his family’s enterprises. In addition to his role at Florida Crystals, he is also vice president of Fanjul Corp., which is Florida Crystals’ parent company. The parent firm’s holdings include a power-generating facility along with agricultural, real estate and resort interests. It has annual revenue of some $5 billion.

Florida Crystals grows, processes and markets sugar through brands that include Domino, C&H, Redpath and Florida Crystals. With roots in the sugar industry in Cuba, the Fanjul family founded Florida Crystals in 1960 as a sugarcane farming and milling company in Palm Beach County. The family owns about 190,000 acres in Florida and 240,000 acres in the Dominican Republic, where it also owns Casa de Campo, a luxury hotel. 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.

The family founded New Hope Charities, a non-profit to provide services to families in Palm Beach County, and two charter schools.

Mike Adams

Adams Ranch

ERNIE BARNETT

FLORIDA LAND COUNCIL

Michael Basore

TKM Bengard Farms

Robert Behr

Citrus World

ANN BLOUNT

FORAGE BREEDING AND GENETICS, UF/IFAS

Robert Buker

U.S. Sugar

RICK DANTZLER

CITRUS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

MALLORY LYKES DIMMITT

LYKES BROTHERS

Pepe Fanjul Jr.

Florida Crystals

Lynetta Usher Griner

Usher Land & Timber

Mitch Hutchcraft

King Ranch

Mike Joyner

Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association

Dan Richey

Riverfront Packing

Jose Smith

Costa Farms

Jim Strickland

Strickland Ranch

Leslie Sturmer

University of Florida IFAS

Keith Wedgworth

Wedgworth Farms

Gary Wishnatzki

Wish Farms