JMI Leaders Fellowship Class 2 (2015-2016)

Executive Committee and Regional Leaders:
Vance Aloupis, State Director, The Children’s Movement of Florida
Travis Keels, Director of Public Affairs, The James Madison Institute
Harout Samra, Associate, DLA Piper
Chester Spellman, Chief Executive Officer, Volunteer Florida

 Sara Clements, Director of External Affairs, Step Up For Students
Tampa – Adam Giery, Principal, Strategos Group
Orlando – Glen Gilzean, Interim President and CEO, Central Florida Urban League
Miami – Jay S. Lipsey, Partner, McCombie Group
Jacksonville – Mark Pinto, Principal, The Fiorentino Group
Orlando – Mike Sasso, Partner, Sasso & Sasso, P.A.
Palm Beach – Keith Sonderling, Attorney, Gunster Law FirmTallahassee
Mandy Bianchi, Executive Director, Epilepsy Association of the Big Bend
Amy Bisceglia, Government Affairs Consultant, Tsamoutales Strategies
Alex Boler, Associate Corporate Counsel, Xerox
Emily Buckley, Government Relations Manager, Jones Walker LLP
Casey Cook, Senior Legislative Advocate, Florida League of Cities
Alexandra Dominguez, Regional Advocacy Associate, Foundation for Excellence in Education·      Ryan Duffy, Vice President, Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Christopher Emmanuel, Attorney
Andrew Fay, Special Counsel, Attorney General’s Office
Stan Forron, Government Relations Coordinator, Space Florida
Michael Giuliano III, Senior Public Assistance Planner, Florida Division of Emergency Management
Eric Giunta, Assistant General Counsel, Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation
Ashley Guinn, Legislative Assistant, Florida House of Representatives
Virginia Haworth, Finance Director, Let’s Get to Work
Ben Hensarling, Financial Specialist, Department of Financial Services
Mary Kucek, Managing Director (Gulf Coast), Computer Aid, Inc.
Matt Leopold, Attorney, Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
Nick Loffer, Student
David Mica Jr., Director of Legislative Affairs, Department of Business and Professional Regulation
Brent Moody, Vice President, Beverage Law Institute
Tim Parson, Executive Director of the Statewide Drug Policy Advisory Council, Department of Children and Families
Toby Philpot, Chief of Staff, Florida Agency for Health Care Administration·
Evan Power, Government Affairs, Strategic Access Group
Margaret Sanders, Legislative Analyst, Florida Senate Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs, Space and Domestic Security
David Struhs, Senior Policy Advisor, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Signè Thomas, Common Sense Economics Project Director, Gus A. Stavros Center for the Advancement of Free Enterprise and Economic Education at Florida State University
Greg Ungru, Director of Communications, LeadingAge Florida
Erin VanSickle, Director of External Affairs, Volunteer Florida
Michelle Winokur, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Florida Department of Financial Services·      Sean White, Legislative Analyst, Florida House of Representatives
Skylar Zander, Deputy State Director, Americans For ProsperityJacksonville
Kyle Bedran, Associate Attorney, Nichols & Pina, LLP
Crystal Bouziden, Donor Relations Manager, State Policy Network
Megan Duda Dodd, Account Executive, Tucker/Hall
Jason Fischer, Board Member, Duval County School Board·      Brian Graham, Director of Development, QuitDoc Foundation
Hunter Hayden, Managing Partner, Hayden Hawk Investment Group·
Donald Horner III, National Sales, Beaver Street Fisheries
Hal Houston, Pro Se Law Clerk, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida,

Melissa Langey, Development and Political Coordinator, The Fiorentino Group
Craig Shoup, Staff Assistant II, Law Office of Public Defender Matt Shirk
Jen Silva, Director of Government and Community Engagement, Florida State College at Jacksonville
Illiana Tidd, Public Policy Research Assistant, Jacksonville Civic Council
Will Torres, Business Development Project Manager, City of Jacksonville
Kate Wallace, Community Engagement Director (North Florida), Foundation for Excellence in Education

Pedro Allende, Attorney, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
Peter Azcue, CEO, Loturas LLC
Ari Bargil, Attorney, Institute for Justice
Molly Cowart, Outside Sales Consultant, Coverall North America
Dan Espino, Municipal & Land Use Attorney, Weiss Serota Helfman (City Attorney, City of Doral)
Keith Fletcher, Executive Director and Vice President, City Year Miami
Paul Hernandez, Councilman, City of Hialeah
Steven Herzberg, General Counsel, The Steinmauer Group
Cecile Houry, Assistant Dean for External Affairs, Florida International University
John Janik, President, DiAmante Industries, LLC
Phil Josberger, Director of Real Estate Development, The Construction Managers, Inc.
Arianna Mendez, Senior Columnist, Women’s Voices Magazine
Hayden O’Byrne, Associate, K&L Gates
Davide Proietti, International Sales Representative, OMA SUD U.S. Sky Technologies
Brittany Rogers, Data Analyst, Jeb2016
Ryan Ulloa, Associate, White & Case LLP
Joseph Van de Bogart, President, Van de Bogart Law, P.A.
TJ Villamil, Media Strategist, The Villamil Group
Raquel Zuniga, Coalitions Team Contractor, LIBRE Initiative

Miguel R. Acosta, Senior Associate Attorney, Gobel Flakes, LLC
Michael Ayers, Associate Director of Government Relations, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Zane Beard, Congressional Aide, Congressman John Mica
Nathan Bond, CEO, Rifle Paper Co.
Ryan Casson, Attorney
Kipp Chapin, Associate, Realty Capital Advisors
Chris Dawson, Associate Attorney, GrayRobinson, P.A.
Joe Durso, Vice President for Public Affairs, CBC of Central Florida
Brian Empric, Construction Project Manager, The Pizzuti Companies·      Eric Jontz, Attorney, Swann Hadley Stump Dietrich & Spears, P.A.
Andres Malave, Director of Communications, Americans for Prosperity
Matt McMillan, Attorney, Tax Armory
J. Christian Minor, Director of Legislative Affairs, Bridges of America
Val Particini, Corporate and Estate Planning Paralegal·
Nick Primrose, Attorney, Wooten Kimbrough, P.A.
Tom Self, Central Florida Regional Director, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio
Eric Smith, Category Manager, Florida Distributing Company

Palm Beach
Lauren Cooley, Field Representative, Leadership Institute
Tabitha Harnage, Attorney, Murray & Guari Trial Attorneys
Brett Leone, Planner, Cotleur & Hearing
Russell Marcus, Chief of Business Incentives, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Danny Martell, President and CEO, Economic Council of Palm Beach County
Jose Molina, Financial Representative, Northwestern Mutual
Juan Montalvo, Vice President, Glades Formulating Corp.
Steve Muscatello, Corporate Counsel, G4S
Stephanie Pittington, Director of Marketing, Ice Marine
Blake Rittenberg, Director of Partnership Development and Distribution, WhollyFit Marketing
Justin Roy, Social Studies Department Chair, Conniston Middle School
Joe Russo, Executive Director, Palm Beach Technology Association
Scott Singer, Attorney, Singer Law Office, P.A.
John Terwilleger, Attorney, Gunster Law Firm
Sheela VanHoose, Director of Government Affairs & Public Policy, Charter Schools USA

Dorothea Bauer, IT Project Coordinator, Jabil
Joel Brown, Regional Manager, Florida Department of Financial Services
Jake Cremer, Attorney, Stearns Weaver Miller
Shareef Doumet, Rep Relations Specialist, Transamerica
Gina Evans, Director of Government Relations, Tampa International Airport
Alexis Flowers, Customer Service Representative, Bouchard Insurance
Janine Kiray, Legislative Assistant, State Representative Chris Latvala
Daniel Martinez, Commercial Relationship Manager, The Bank of Tampa
Mark Matos, Managing Director, Global Wealth Consultants
Nate Paulich, Attorney, Thompson, Sizemore, Gonzalez & Hearing, P.A.
Katie Peluso, Attorney, Holland & Knight
Michelle Robinson, Assistant Director of New Student Connections, University of South Florida
Christopher Timmons, Columnist, Context Florida
Peter Trazzera, Vice President, KeyBank Real Estate Capital
Josh Zudar, Attorney, Burnett Wilson Reeder