Professional Services

HILARIE BASS

FOUNDER, BASS INSTITUTE FOR DIVERSITY
& INCLUSION, MIAMI

In 2018, Bass left Greenberg Traurig, where she had handled, settled or tried more than 100 jury and non-jury trials involving hundreds of millions of dollars over her 35-year litigation career. A staunch advocate and a “global evangelist” for gender parity, Bass has founded the Bass Institute for Diversity & Inclusion, which works to help corporations, non-profits and other organizations improve recruitment, retention and elevation of women to and in the C-suite. “There just aren’t enough women at the table,” she says. “There aren’t enough women in senior positions in corporations or in government.”

While at Greenberg Traurig, she served as co-president, was a member of the firm’s executive committee and eight-year chair of its 600-member litigation department. She was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2011.

In addition to her work for corporate clients, Bass handled a large number of pro bono cases, including the case of two foster children led to the declaration as unconstitutional Florida’s ban on gay adoption. Founder of the firm’s women’s initiative, Bass is one of fewer than 10 women to serve as president of the American Bar Association in its 140 years.

Philip Anson Jr.

STS Aviation Group

Brian Ballard

Ballard Partners

Christine Barney

rbb Communications

Rodney Barreto

Barreto Group

Sarah Bascom

Bascom Communications & Consulting

Hilarie Bass

Bass Institute for Diversity & Inclusion

LARRY BERRYMAN

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

Brett Beveridge

Revenue Optimization Companies

Brittany Birken

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Paul Bradshaw

Southern Group

Brian Butler

Vistra Communications

Kelly Cohen

Southern Group

Michael Corcoran

Corcoran Partners

Brendan Courtney

HealthTrust Workforce Solutions

Ana Cruz

Ballard Partners

DANIEL DAVIS

JACKSONVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

John Delaney

FIORENTINO GROUP

Brett Doster

Front Line Strategies

Chris Dudley

Southern Group

Tom Feeney

Associated Industries of Florida

Michael A. Finney

Beacon Council

Marty Fiorentino

Fiorentino Group

Suzanne Forbes

James Moore & Co.

Tim Giuliani

Orlando Economic Partnership

Adam Goodman

Ballard Partners

Barry Gould

Eisneramper

Blain Heckaman

Kaufman Rossin

Bill Herrle

National Federation of Independent Business

Rick Homans

Tampa Bay Partnership

JOHN J. JENNINGS

Waste Pro USA

Drew Levine

G4S Secure Solutions USA

Suneera Madhani

FattMerchant

Tina Matte

Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold

MARY MAYHEW

Florida Hospital Association

MICHAEL MUNZ

DALTON AGENCY

Bennett Napier

Partners in Association Management

Luis H. Navas

Global Governance Advisors

PEGGY NORDEEN

STARMARK INTERNATIONAL

Carey O’Donnell

O’Donnell Agency

John Paglia III

Florida Express Environmental and United American Recycling

Jorge A. Plasencia

Republica Havas

George Platt

LSN Partners

Phil Purcell

Marine Industries Association

Craig J. Richard

Tampa Bay EDC

Stephen C. Riggs

Carr Riggs & Ingram CPAs and Advisors

Tadd A. Schwartz

Schwartz Media Strategies

Kelly Smallridge

Business Development Board of Palm Beach County

John Sowinski

Consensus Communications

JAY STARKMAN

ENGAGE PEO

Bob Swindell

Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance

Gray Swoope

VisionFirst Advisors

Julie Talenfeld

BoardroomPR

Cory Tilley

CoreMessage

LAURENT UBERTI

SITEL GROUP

Richard “Rick” Walsh

Knob Hill Group

Nancy Watkins

Robert Watkins & Co.

Lynda Weatherman

Space Coast EDC

Mark Wilson

Florida Chamber of Commerce

SAM ZIETZ

TOUCHSUITE

GEORGE C. ZOLEY

Geo Group