Finance & Insurance

GUY KING III

PRESIDENT, M.E. WILSON, TAMPA

M.E. Wilson provides corporate property and casualty insurance along with risk management. The firm also offers employee benefits consulting for larger employers and personal insurance for the high net worth market. Founded 100 years ago by King’s maternal grandfather, the firm employs 69 in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Fort Walton and Gainesville. King, president since 1985, started “as a basic homeowners policy salesman. Today, I consult on sophisticated captive insurance plans, directors and officers coverage and cyber-liability.”

EDUCATION University of Georgia (BBA)
SOMETHING SURPRISING I hybridize new varieties of hibiscus.
FLORIDA ISSUE The state’s finances are not prepared for the next downturn.
ALTERNATE CAREER? Marketing and advertising
PHILANTHROPIC PASSION I am board chair of Gracepoint Wellness, the largest behavioral health organization in the Bay area. We need more effort and money for mental health in Florida. I’m a former chair and current board member of the Tampa YMCAs, the best youth development solution I know of in this state.

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David Chitester

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Scott M. Coble

Wells Fargo

John Corbett

Centerstate Bank

KERRY DUSTIN

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Mike Fernandez

MBF Healthcare Partners

Ray Ferrara

ProVise Management Group

John Forney

UPC Insurance

John Fumagalli

Northern Trust

Pat Geraghty

Guidewell and Florida Blue

Barry Gilway

Citizens Property Insurance

Jorge J. Gonzalez

City National Bank

Drew Graham

Ballast Point Ventures

Keith Hoskins

Navy FCU

Dennis S. Hudson III

Seacoast Banking

KEVIN JOHNSON

SUNCOAST CREDIT UNION

Guy King III

M.E. Wilson

Rodger Krouse

Sun Capital Partners

Marc Leder

Sun Capital Partners

INEZ LONG

BLACK BUSINESS INVESTMENT FUND FLORIDA

Ian Mackechnie

Amscot Financial

Harold Mills

VMD Ventures

Michael Myhre

Florida SBDC Network

Gary Norcross

Fidelity National Information Services

Brian Philpot

AgAmerica Lending

Joy Randels

New Market Partners

Paul Reilly

Raymond James Financial

Garrett Richter

First Florida Integrity Bank

Robert Ritchie

American Integrity Insurance

Gene Schaefer

Bank of America

Bruce Sherman

Miami Marlins

Rajinder Singh

BankUnited

THOMAS SITTEMA

CONVERSUS

BILL SMITH

CAPITAL CITY BANK GROUP

James Tate

Tate Capital

Gary Tice

First Florida Integrity Bank

Mario Trueba

First Horizon

Jeff Vinik

Tampa Bay Lightning

Tom Wallace

Florida Funders

Will Weatherford

Weatherford Capital

Bill West

Bank of Tampa