October 1, 2014

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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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Comic-book and gaming stores are expanding across Florida. The state's major comic & video game themed conventions continue to generate increased interest and revenue. What's your level of participation in the world of comics & gaming?

  • All in! I love gaming and/or comics! We're in a new Golden Age of entertainment!
  • I manage the occasional game or graphic novel, from time to time...
  • Does Candy Crush count?
  • Are you kidding? I don't have time for any of that stuff...

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