CHAIRMAN, HASKELL CO., JACKSONVILLE
Haskell is a pioneering design-build construction firm that has grown into one of the state’s largest builders, with more than 1,400 employees and operations throughout the U.S. and Latin America. Halverson consecutively chaired the Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Council of 100 — “two completely different organizations but with a common mission of making Florida a better place to live and work. It was a great education in both the history and future of Florida,” he says.
|EDUCATION||St. John’s University (Minnesota) (BA), American University (JD)|
|SOMETHING SURPRISING||I used to sing opera — too poorly to make a living at it, so I went to law school and later into business.|
|ALTERNATE CAREER?||Teaching at a university, or singing opera, if I were better.|
|PHILANTHROPIC PASSION||Educating underprivileged kids. There is no happy future for Florida if we fail to bring educational equity and opportunity to every child in Florida.|