Living Legends

WENDY WALKER

FORMER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LEADERSHIP FLORIDA, TALLAHASSEE

Created in 1982 by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Florida is a bright spot in maintaining a semblance of unity and understanding in a state of self-interested regions. Walker was instrumental in the success of the program, having led it for 28 years before retiring in 2017. She led the creation of a local government leadership program for the League of Mayors. She created Connect Florida for leaders ages 21-39 and a weekend Leadership Florida experience called the Executive Leadership program for CEOs who are new to Florida or their CEO roles. “Leadership Florida is one of the few, if not the only, entities that bring together people from different heritages, beliefs and builds bridges of trust,” she’s said.

James Andrews

Andrews Institute

Adrienne Arsht

Adrienne Arsht Center Foundation

C. David Brown II

Broad and Cassel

Jeb Bush

Foundation for Excellence in Education

Betty Castor

Former USF President

Paul J. DiMare

DiMare Fresh

Matt Drudge

Drudge Report

Andres Duany

DPZ Partners

Peter M. Dunbar

Dean Mead

Edward Easton

Easton Group

Gloria Estefan

Estefan Enterprises

Emilio Estefan

Estefan Enterprises

Charles Fabrikant

SEACOR Holding

T. Willard Fair

URBAN LEAGUE OF GREATER MIAMI

Richard Gonzmart

Columbia Restaurant Group

F. PHILIP HANDY

Winter Park Capital

Adolfo Henriques

Related Group

Paul Hsu

HSU Educational Foundation

Marian Johnson

Florida Chamber Political Institute

Richard Kessler

Kessler Collection

Bill Koch

Oxbow Carbon

Paul Leone

Breakers Palm Beach

Mel Martinez

JPMorgan Chase & Co

Madeline Mellinger

Glades Crop Care

Carlos Migoya

Jackson Health System

Greg Norman

Greg Norman Co.

Win Phillips

University of Florida

Jim Pugh

Epoch Properties

Peggy Quince

FLORIDA SUPREME COURT

Lee Sandler

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg

Lee Brian Schrager

Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits

Liz Smith

Bloomin' Brands

Eugene E. Stearns

Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson

Quint Studer

Studer Family of Companies

Norman Van Aken

Chef, Author & Teacher

Sylvia Walbolt

Carlton Fields

Wendy Walker

LEADERSHIP FLORIDA

Yann Weymouth

Yann Weymouth

ZACHARIAH P. ZACHARIAH

Fort Lauderdale Heart Institute

Jordan Zimmerman

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