Information/Tech/Media

CHRISTOPHER RUDDY

CEO, NEWSMAX MEDIA, WEST PALM BEACH

Ruddy, the son of a policeman, grew up on Long Island. He has a bachelor’s degree in history from St. John’s University and a master’s degree in public policy from the London School of Economics. He also studied Mideast politics at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He worked as a reporter for the New York Post and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

In 1998, he founded conservative news outlet Newsmax, which boasts that it consistently ranks as one of the country’s most trafficked news websites.

A confidant of President Donald Trump, Ruddy told the Washington Post that “he has given the president advice on everything from health care to Chinese relations to fake news.”

Folio magazine put Ruddy on its Folio 40 of innovators and influencers, and Forbes has called Newsmax a “news powerhouse” while the New York Times referred to it as a “potent force.”

Ruddy sits on the board of directors of the Financial Publishers Association.

Raúl Alarcón Jr.

Spanish Broadcasting System

Ron Antevy

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Digital Hands

Caroline Beasley

Beasley Broadcast Group

Daniel Cane

Modernizing Medicine

CARLOS CARBONELL

ECHO INTERACTION GROUP

George Cheros

National Center for Simulation

Daryl Holt

Electronic Arts

Neil Hunn

Roper Technologies

MARVA JOHNSON

STATE GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

Kenneth Kahn

LRP Media Group

Kristin Johnson Karp

Hotwire Communications

Bob McClure

James Madison Institute

Brian Murphy

ReliaQuest

Martin Rubin

Smart City Holdings

Christopher Ruddy

Newsmax Media

Beverly Seay

UCF Board of Trustees

Jeff Stoops

SBA Communications

Paul Tash

Times Publishing/Tampa Bay Times

GREG VAN HORN

LAUNCH POTATO

John Zettel

AVI-SPL