Movers and Shakers

Ben Diamond Representative Ben Diamond (D-St. Petersburg) was elected Minority Leader of the Florida House of Representatives for 2022-24.

Charlie Crist U.S. Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) was appointed by U.S. Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL), chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. as a regional vice chair.

Enterprise Florida Board of Directors Appointed was former state House Speaker and U.S. Congressman Tom Feeney. Feeney is president and CEO of Associated Industries of Florida.

Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs Named deputy executive director by DVA’s executive director Danny Burgess was retired Marine Corps Maj. Gen. James S. “Hammer” Hartsell. He most recently served as the director of future operations for the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

Florida Healthy Kids Corporation Board of Directors Appointed by Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis was Pinellas County Commissioner Dave Eggers.

Jane Castor On April 23rd, former police chief Jane Castor beat out retired banker David Straz to become the next mayor of Tampa.