Board of Directors

Allan G. Bense, Chairman
Former Florida House Speaker, Panama City

L. Charles Hilton Jr., Chairman Emeritus
Businessman and Civic Leader, Hilton Enterprises, Inc., Panama City

Robert H. Gidel Sr., Vice Chairman
Managing Partner, Liberty Capital Advisors LLC, Orlando

J. Robert McClure III, Ex-Officio
President & CEO, The James Madison Institute, Tallahassee

Glen T. Blauch
President & CEO, Blauch & Associates LLC, Naples

J. F. Bryan IV
Business Leader, Jacksonville

Charles E. “Chuck” Cobb
Business Leader, Former Ambassador, Coral Gables

Stan Connally
President & CEO, Gulf Power, Pensacola

George W. Gibbs III
Chairman & CEO, Atlantic Marine Holding Company, Jacksonville

John Hrabusa
Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Publix Super Markets, Lakeland

John F. Kirtley
Co-founder, FCP Investors & KLH Capital, Tampa

Fred Leonhardt
Attorney, GrayRobinson, Orlando

Thomas K. Sittema
CEO, CNL Financial Group, Orlando

Jeffrey V. Swain
Owner, Performance Video,Tallahassee



  • Dan Peterson, JMI Director of the Center for Property Rights, attends water forum
    Orlando, FL (Sep 24)
  • JMI celebrates Constitution Day on Florida college campuses with College Representatives
    FSU (Tallahassee), UF (Gainesville), FGCU (Fort Myers) (Sep 16)
  • JMI hosts Panama City Dinner with George Nash
    Panama City, FL (Sep 15)
  • Dana Edwards, JMI Digital Strategist, attends communications conference
    Washington, D.C. (Sep 9)
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