April 18, 2014

Celebrating 50 Years

Trendsetters: Today and Beyond

High-impact leaders who are making a difference in Florida and beyond -- but whose biggest contributions may be yet to come. The governors also make their picks.

Mike Vogel | 9/1/2008
Ben Diamond
Ben Diamond

Legal Elite
Ben Diamond

» Yale undergrad and University of Florida law grad Ben Diamond, 29, special counsel to state CFO Alex Sink, serves as her senior legal and policy adviser. He was editor-in-chief of the Florida Law Review at UF and is a two-time member of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite.



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Jennifer Olson

Jennifer Olson
Jennifer Olson

» After 20 years as a state Department of Transportation employee, engineer Jennifer Olson, 41, this year became COO and deputy executive director of Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, the DOT unit that aims to run like a private-sector business.

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Okeanos Explorer 2014
Okeanos Explorer 2014

NOAA's ship, Okeanos Explorer, carrying scientists and the ROV Deep Discoverer (D2), has arrived at site “Northwest Gulf Mid-Depth." Today (4/17/2014), the ROV will visit two Monterrey shipwrecks. Deployment of the ROV is planned for 0930 Eastern, arriving at the seafloor around 1030. Click above to watch the adventure unfold or go here for more info.

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