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

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



  • JMI Staff Attend Education Task Force Meeting
    Pittsburg, PA (May 5)
  • JMI Executive Vice President Becky Liner Awards Two Special Awards to Students at the Florida History Fair
    Tallahassee, FL (May 3)
  • EVENT: Increasing Economic Mobility Through Educational Choice
    Miami, FL (May 3)
  • JMI Staff Judge at Florida History Fair Competition
    Tallahassee Community College (May 2)
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