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Florida Business Newsmakers in 2011

These business people were exceptionally notable during the past year.

Florida Trend Staff | 12/28/2011

PETER RUMMELL
Businessman, Jacksonville

Peter Rummell
[Photo: James Crichlow/Jacksonville Business Journal]

Civic Engagement
Longtime Florida business heavyweight Peter Rummell hasn't put himself out to pasture since he retired 2½ years ago. The Jacksonville resident, who was CEO of St. Joe Co. for 12 years, helped form a non-partisan group called the Civic Council. That group has identified core issues it wants to keep the city's civic leaders focused on. Independently of the group, Rummell, a GOP stalwart, made news by endorsing Democrat Alvin Brown for mayor and writing a check to Brown's campaign. Support from Rummell — and from much of the city's business community — was considered a big factor in Brown's upset of Republican Mike Hogan, a former state representative and Duval County tax collector who was backed by Associated Industries of Florida, the tea party and police and firefighters unions.

— Mark R. Howard

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