Professional Services

Steve Evans

Retired, IBM, Tallahassee

IBM sent Evans to Tallahassee in 1986 to run its branch office in the state capital. Florida owned more IBM mainframes than any other state at the time, making it the company’s biggest revenue-producing office.

Evans eventually became one of the city’s most important business leaders, chairing the local chamber of commerce and helping create the Foundation for Leon County Schools.

Though he is now retired, he remains one of the region’s most plugged-in leaders and a member of boards of everything from Prime Meridian Bank to Florida State University’s Jim Moran Institute of Global Entrepreneurship. He’s also the go-to guy for advice for startups in Tallahassee. When 850 magazine profiled him in 2013, it titled the story, “The Mentor.”

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