Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis and incoming First Lady Casey DeSantis on Tuesday announced the leadership for their 2019 Inaugural Committee.
Heading the list is top Florida and Washington, D.C. lobbyist Brian Ballard and his wife Kathryn Ballard of Tallahassee, who are chairs.
Co-chairs are longtime Republican Party fundraisers Stanley and Gay Hart Gaines of Palm Beach, and lobbyist Bill Rubin and wife Lys of Broward County.
“We are excited to announce this special group of Florida leaders who have graciously agreed to serve on the 2019 Inaugural Committee,” the DeSantises said in a statement.
“The 2019 Inauguration will be a celebration of our great state as we move forward together toward continued success. The Inaugural Committee will play a critical role in organizing inclusive inaugural events which reflect the diversity and uniqueness of Florida.”
Other appointments, including current and former lawmakers and a bevy of influencers familiar to Florida Politics readers, are below:
Inaugural Finance Committee
— Chair, Nick Iarossi.
— Co-Chairs, James “Bill” Heavener and Mori Hosseini.
Inaugural Host Committee
Slater Bayliss, Rodney Barreto, Allan Bense, Brady Benford, David Browning, Dean Cannon, Thomas L. Corr, Carson Good, Rep. Byron Donalds, Rebekah Dorworth, Tre Evers, Joseph G. Fogg III, Anthony Farhat, Dr. Jeffrey Feingold, Tony Grippa, John Hamlin, Adam & Jillian Hasner, Jeff and Sonya Hartley, Ken Jones, Marva Johnson, Jeff Johnston, Manny Kadre, Fred & Autumn Karlinsky, Tom Kukk, Ben Leon Jr., Kelly Mallette, Albert Maury, Chris Moya, Pat Neal, Bridget Nocco, Richard Parrillo, Robert W. Pereira, Tom Petway, Ike & Laura Perlmutter, Ambassador John Rood, Rob Schenck, Ambassador Mel Sembler and wife Betty, Kent Stermon, Rick Sontag, Monte Stevens, Will Weatherford, Katie Webb, Derek Whitis.
For more information, go to rondesantis.com/inauguration.