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Zim Boulos is chairman of the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission and president of Office Environments & Services.
U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, a Jacksonville native who has served in Congress for 17 years, is mulling a U.S. Senate bid against Gov. Charlie Crist.
John Delaney, a former prosecutor and two-time mayor of Jacksonville, is president of the 16,500-student University of North Florida.
Bill Foley, chairman of Fidelity National Financial, moved the giant company from Santa Barbara, Calif., to Jacksonville. He also heads other businesses, including resorts, a winery and restaurants.
A. Hugh Greene, president and CEO of Baptist Health has pushed Baptist’s expansion from a downtown medical center to five hospitals, including Wolfson Children’s Hospital.
Michael Hightower, a vice president at Blue Cross and local Republican Party official, chairs the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Preston Haskell, founder and chairman of local design-build powerhouse Haskell Co., is an important voice in industry issues statewide but also is extremely involved in the Jacksonville community.
State Sen. Tony Hill was an early supporter of Barack Obama. He still has Obama’s ear.
Dr. Robert I. Lufrano is chairman and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, the largest private employer in the city.
Kelly Madden, First Coast market president for Wachovia, is heavily involved in the community and will serve as chairwoman of the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2010.
Audrey McKibbin Moran, president and CEO of the Sulzbacher Center, which houses and feeds Jacksonville’s homeless, is influential in city politics and policy.
Lee M. Thomas is chairman, president and CEO of Jacksonville-based Rayonier, one of the largest timber companies in the nation. He’s the retired president and COO of Georgia-Pacific.
Lynn Pappas, a real estate attorney, is active in civic and business affairs and has served on the state Board of Governors.
Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton leaves office in 2011, at which time he will return to lead his family’s business, Gate Petroleum.
David A. Smith, chairman and CEO of PSS World Medical, is also chairman of Florida TaxWatch.
Michael J. Ward is chairman, president and CEO of CSX Corp.
Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver, co-owners of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, are also some of the most generous philanthropists in the city. The Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation and Weaver Family Foundation have invested more than $100 million in educational, social and other non-profits in Florida. [Photo: credit]