You’re Invited: 2016 JMI Annual Dinner

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 | VIP Reception at 6 p.m. | Dinner starts at 7 p.m.
The Florida State University Conference Center
With Featured Keynote Charles C.W. Cooke
And Special Guests from LIFT Orlando

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Charles C.W. Cooke emigrated to the United States in 2011 and is currently a “temporary Florida man.” He is a staff writer at National Review, a co-host of the Mad Dogs and Englishmen podcast, and the author of “The Conservatarian Manifesto.” He is a graduate of the University of Oxford, at which he studied modern history and politics. His work has focused on Anglo-American history, British liberty, free speech, the Second Amendment and American exceptionalism. In addition to his writing, Charles is a frequent guest on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher and Fox News’s Red Eye, and has broadcast for the BBC, MSNBC, Fox News and Fox Business

View his interview with Fox News Channel’s Gretchen Carlson back in 2013 where he said that Obamacare may be looked on by history as “the biggest mistake that any party has made in at least 100 years.”


Also, watch Cooke speak at the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society event where he explains how federalism can help address the concerns of both conservative and libertarian voters.


We are excited to announce that in addition to our featured speaker Charles C.W. Cooke of National Review, we will also have a panel discussion with leaders from LIFT Orlando, a nonprofit organization comprised of business leaders partnering with residents in Central Florida to accelerate community transformation. Read more about LIFT Orlando.

Panelists include:

  • Eddy Moratin, Executive Director, LIFT Orlando
  • Tom Sittema, CEO, CNL Financial Group, JMI Board Member
  • Steve Hogan, CEO, Florida Citrus Sports
  • Sandy Hostetter, President, Valley National Bank
  • Kenneth Robinson, President and CEO, Dr. P. Phillips Foundation

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