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Tallahassee - A Community Portrait

An In-Depth Look at Florida's Capital

Charlotte Crane | 10/1/2010

Must Know Contacts

James Ammons
» David Alabed — Vice president of operations, Elbit Systems

» Parwez Alam — Leon County administrator

» James Ammons — As president of Florida A&M University, Ammons has moved to stabilize the school’s finances and has created a new doctorate program in physical therapy. He is a native Floridian and a FAMU graduate.

» Chucha Barber — CEO, Mary Brogan Museum

Eric J. Barron
» Eric J. Barron — The president of Florida State University and FSU grad is former director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Barron, a solid scientist and skilled fundraiser, became the school’s president in December 2009.

» Marc Bauer — General manager, Hotel Duval

» Matt Brown — President/CEO, Premier Bank

» Will Butler — Founder, Real Estate InSync

» Allen Byington — CEO, ElectroNet Broadband Communications; executive director, Big Bend Regional Healthcare Information Organization

» Richard Campbell — CEO, Applied Fiber

» Rick Carroll — Carroll and Co. CPAs

Sue Dick
» Van Champion — President, Childers Construction

»Lee Daniel — Executive director, Visit Tallahassee

» Sue Dick — President, Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Council

» Russell Daws — Executive director/CEO, Tallahassee Museum

» Bryan Desloge — County commissioner; president, Desloge Home Oxygen and Medical Equipment

» Pat Dorsey — Publisher, Tallahassee Democrat

Erin Ennis
» Pete Dunbar — Longtime Tallahassee insider is a partner in the law firm of Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar. Dunbar is highly respected for his knowledge of state politics.

» Timothy Edmond — President, CNL Real Estate & Development Corp.

» Erin Ennis — CFO, Residential Elevators

» Steve Evans — Interim president of FSU Foundation; retired IBMer who mentors young businesspeople

» Adam Faurot — CEO, Titus Sports Academy

» Linda Figg — President/CEO, Figg Engineering Group

Randy Hanna
» Richard Glass—- Manager, C.H. Robinson Worldwide

» Virginia Glass — Realtor

» Randy Hanna — The influential attorney and managing shareholder at Bryant Miller Olive chairs the Our Region Tomorrow group.

» Cynthia Hughes Harris — Provost, vice president for academic affairs, Florida A&M University

» April Herrle — President/COO, Salter Mitchell PR firm

» Lee Hinkle — The former vice president of university relations at FSU is well-connected in statewide political and local civic circles.

» John Hogan — CEO, Capital Health Plan

» Winston Howell — Managing partner and tax partner of accounting firm Thomas Howell Ferguson

» Rick Kearney—- Kearney founded computer reseller Mainline Information Systems in 1989 and has built the company into a multimillion-dollar powerhouse that’s among the state’s biggest 50 privately held companies and is also among Florida Trend’s Best Companies to Work For in 2010.

» Kirby Kemper — Vice president for research, Florida State University

» Beth Kirkland — Kirkland is executive director of the city’s Economic Development Council and a forceful advocate for expanding the city’s business base in six targeted areas.

» Chad Kittrell and J.T. Burnette — Partners, real estate development company Hunter & Harp Holdings

» Daniel Langston — President, Flightline Group

» Mark T. Llewellyn — President, planning and engineering firm Genesis Group

» Scott Maddox — Former mayor; president, Governance Inc.

» John Marks — Mayor

» Eric Miller — General manager, integrated communications company CenturyLink

» Karen Moore — Moore is founder and CEO of PR firm Moore Consulting Group and currently chairs the search committee looking for a new president for Tallahassee Community College

» Kimberly Moore — CEO, Workforce Plus

» Edward Murray — President, Talcor Commercial Real Estate Services

» Mark O’Bryant — President/CEO, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare

Sean Pittman
» Michael Parker — Director, City Economic Development Department

»Mike Pate — Program director, Knight Foundation

» Sean Pittman — Founder, Pittman Law Group

» Jackie Pons — Superintendent, Leon County Schools

» Bob Rackleff — Chairman, Leon County Commission

» Samuel Rogers Jr. — CEO, Rogers, Gunter, Vaughn Insurance

» Ron Sachs — The former journalist and communications director for late Gov. Lawton Chiles runs public relations firm Ron Sachs Communications.

bill Smith
Bill Smith
» Ricardo Schneider — President/CEO, Danfoss Turbocor

» Martin Shipman — CEO, Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic

» Bill Smith — Smith took over from his father, Godfrey Smith, in 1989, as head of Capital City Bank Group. Smith is chairman, president and CEO.

» Jay Smith — Vice president, Ajax Building

» Anita Favors Thompson — City manager, Tallahassee

» Glenda Thornton — Attorney, Bateman Harden; chair of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce

» Tripp Transou, Susie Busch Transou — Since buying Anheuser-Busch distributor Tri-Eagle Sales in 1996, the Transous have built the company’s market share and become hugely influential in all aspects of the city’s business, philanthropic and cultural life.

» Jeff Wahlen — Shareholder, Ausley & McMullen

» Kim B. Williams — Williams is president and majority owner of Marpan Recycling, which struck an agreement with the county that enables residents and businesses to recycle more material and enabled the county to essentially close its landfill. Williams is a founding member of the non-profit Sustainable Tallahassee group.

» Carla Willis — Vice president for university relations, FAMU

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