Sunshine State dominates Maverick PAC’s Future 40


Floridians snagged eight spots in Maverick PAC’s 2018 Future 40 list, more than any other state.

Maverick PAC is the Republican-affiliated political advocacy organization of more than 3,500 young legal, business and civic leaders with 20 chapters nationwide. The group’s goal is to promote candidates and advance conservative issues.

According to the PAC, “The Future 40 is our opportunity to recognize young professionals across the country that best represent the next generation of leadership in the public or private sector. Past winners include Senators, members of Congress, future CEOs, entrepreneurs, small business leaders and not-for-profit visionaries.”

Four of the Sunshine State politicos making the 2018 list should be familiar to the Tallahassee crowd: AT&T Florida Vice President Governmental Affairs and Policy J.C. Flores, Anheuser-Busch Companies Region Vice President for State Affairs Jose Gonzalez, RightNOW Executive Director Bettina Inclan and former Volunteer Florida CEO and current Director of AmeriCorps Chester Spellman.

Also making the list were Nicole Gomez, Chief of Staff to the City of North Miami Beach Mayor and Commission; Alexander Gray, Special Assistant to the President for the Defense Industrial Base at the White House Office of Trade & Manufacturing Policy; Audrey Henson, the founder and CEO of College to Congress; and Roy Milan Schultheis, an entrepreneur who started a financing and real estate company, while simultaneously working as chief strategist and partner at a business consulting firm.

The only state coming close to Florida in representation was Texas, which had six members in the 2018 class. Virginia had five, Washington, D.C. and New York had three apiece, while Alabama, California, Massachusetts and Missouri had two. The remaining states on the list had one class member each.

Maverick PAC’s Future 40 committee said it was “proud” to honor the 2018 class, and “excited to see the impact they have on our communities for years to come.”

Peter Schorsch

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including Florida Politics and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. Schorsch is also the publisher of INFLUENCE Magazine. For several years, Peter's blog was ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.


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