Information/Tech/Media

JEFFREY STOOPS

CEO, SBA COMMUNICATIONS, BOCA RATON

Stoops spent 13 years as an attorney helping clients manage risk before moving to SBA, where he became CEO in 2002. He repositioned the firm from providing cell tower services to owning and operating wireless communications infrastructure. “I still identify risks, but I must embrace the risks that are appropriate to take in order for SBA to grow. Very different, and not a transition easy for a lawyer to make,” he says. Stoops is chairman of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, which will complete a $40-million expansion project — “on time and on-budget.”

EDUCATION Florida State University (BS, JD)
SOMETHING SURPRISING I am an avid quail and pheasant hunter.
FLORIDA ISSUE Growth management/affordable housing
ALTERNATE CAREER? Medicine was my first interest, and had I stayed the course, I’d like to think I’d still be practicing medicine.

Raúl Alarcón Jr.

Spanish Broadcasting System

Ron Antevy

e-Builder

Charlotte Baker

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