Republican Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis and Lt. Gov.-elect Jeanette Nuñez are taking input on government best practices from a number of business professionals along with current and former officeholders.
The DeSantis transition team announced the Transition Advisory Committee on Government Operations on Monday afternoon.
The team of more than 30 is charged with helping to implement DeSantis’ “goal of ensuring that the most critical functions of government are operating efficiently, responsibly and with the utmost transparency and accountability,” according to a news release from the DeSantis transition team. “The committee will also be focused on identifying ways to create a less burdensome regulatory environment in the Sunshine State and streamlining processes that Florida businesses depend on.”
The panel will be chaired by Lee County Tax Collector Larry Hart.
Six other former and current elected officials join Hart on the committee. They include former state Reps. Chris Dorworth, Tom Grady, Clay Ingram and Marcelo Llorente, along with former state Sen. Pat Neal and current Indian River County Commissioner Peter Davis O’Bryan.
A full list of advisers appears below:
Matt Balog; Vice President of Consulting Services, CGI Technologies and Solutions
Edward Borrego; COO, Jackson South Medical Center
Jim Boxold; Former Secretary, Florida Department of Transportation and Consultant, Capital City Consulting
Richard Coates; Attorney, Richard E. Coates Law Firm
Brian Corley; Supervisor of Elections, Pasco County
Daniel Craig; Senior Vice President, Adjusters International
Laura Crouch; Vice President of State and Community Relations and Economic Development, TECO
Scott Culp; Executive Vice President, Atlantic Housing Partners
John Daly; Attorney, John C. Daly, P.A.
Joe de la Viesca; President, JAV Auto Tag Agency
Chris Dorworth; Former Representative, Florida House of Representatives
Tom Grady; Chairman, Florida Constitutional Revision Committee and Former Representative, Florida House of Representatives
Ken Granger; Former Deputy Secretary & Chief of Staff, Department of Management Services
Dane Grey; President, Elite Parking Services of America
Rob Guidry; Founder & Co-CEO, SC2 Corp
Clay Ingram; Former Representative, Florida House of Representatives
Charles Lindsey; City Manager, City of Marathon
Marcelo Llorente; Former Representative, Florida House of Representatives
Cyndy Loomis; Vice President, Florida Technology Council
Jennifer Manso; Attorney, Wilkes & McHugh, P.A.
Pat Neal; Former Senator, Florida State Senate and President & CEO, Neal Communities
Peter Davis O’Bryan; Commissioner, Indian River County District 4
Brian Roach; President, Roach Ag Marketing Ltd
Frank Schwiep; President & CEO, Gold Coast Beverage Distributors, Inc.
Donna Slyster; CIO, Saddle Creek Logistics
Stephanie Smith; Florida Director of Public Policy, Uber Technologies
Bob Stork; Founder and CEO, Communications International
Tara Tedrow; Senior Associate, Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.
Ken Thomas; State of Florida Public Sector Leader, Ernst and Young Global Limited
Tom Tight; Managing Director, Public Trust Advisors
Peter A. Wish; Commissioner & Chairman of the Board, Sarasota/ Manatee Airport Authority
Josh Yaffin; Enterprise Sales, Qualtrics
Ian Yorty; Chief Business Development Officer, Grant Street Group