Tag: Mike Griffin

Janelle Irwin TaylorDecember 13, 2018

The Florida Board of Governors appointed real estate executive Mike Griffin chair of the University of South Florida’s Consolidation Planning Study and Implementation Task Force Thursday. Griffin will replace Dr. Jonathan Ellen who resigned earlier this week from both the task force and as CEO of All Children’s Hospital. The task force oversees recommendations for […]

Mitch PerryOctober 25, 2017

After a nearly two-year search, Hillsborough County officials apparently settled on a location they would like Tampa Bay Rays to entertain a possible relocation. Maybe. As the Tampa Bay Times reports, Hillsborough Commissioner Ken Hagan identified a 14-acre site in the southern part of historic Ybor City, with the northern edge starting three blocks south of 7th […]

Mitch PerryAugust 1, 2017

Gov. Rick Scott has named Mike Griffin, a well-regarded local leader and current chair of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, to the Tampa Port Authority. While announcing Griffin’s appointment, Scott took a shot at the agency over reports of excessive spending. “Recently, I was concerned to see media reports detailing wasteful spending by the executives at Port […]

Mitch PerryMay 8, 2017

Florida Senate President Joe Negron is firing back at University of South Florida supporters who claim the Legislature “moved the goal posts” when they reverted language in an education conforming bill. The bill, they say, would prevent USF from reaching the 11th of 12 pre-assigned benchmarks which would qualify them for “pre-eminence,” a status that would have qualified […]


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