Robert “Bob” Ward
President & CEO, Florida Council of 100, Tampa
The Council of 100’s goal is to promote the economic growth of Florida. It represents more than 140 companies and more than 1.5 million employees. Council membership is limited to presidents and CEOs of Florida businesses. Ward has worked in various state agencies and served as clerk of the Florida House, chief of staff in the House and in the office of Gov. Jeb Bush.
|EDUCATION||Florida State University (BS)|
|WOULD CHANGE about Florida||We need to market this state as more than a tourist destination or a place to retire to.|
|NEW HOBBY||I’ve fallen in love with rugby.|
|Sabbatical Topic||I did some relief work in East Africa in the 1990s. I would go back in a heartbeat to study the successes and challenges of managing the nation of Uganda.|
|READING||You Are Worth It, by Kyle Carpenter|