Information/Tech/Media

PAUL C. TASH

CHAIRMAN & CEO, TIMES PUBLISHING/TAMPA BAY TIMES, ST. PETERSBURG

The Times is the largest news organization in Florida and one of the few independent metro newspapers in the country. “Along with our sister publication, Florida Trend,” says Tash, “we try to make our region and our state a better, more prosperous and vibrant place.” Tash started at the Times in 1978 as a reporter and thought he’d stay just “three or four years.”

EDUCATION Indiana University (BA), Edinburgh University (Scotland) (bachelor of laws)
SOMETHING SURPRISING My favorite people are 5-year-olds. They’re old enough to be interesting (and interested) but still relatively free of guile. They’ll tell you what’s on their hearts.
FLORIDA ISSUE Preserving the qualities that drew so many of us here, especially in the face of a changing climate
STAYING FIT Every year, I swim at least 100 miles. Last year, I swam 160. I also chase around my twin grandchildren, about to turn 5.

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