Keynote Speakers

Mike GrissomMike Grissom
Executive Vice President
Enterprise Florida

Mike Grissom is the Interim President & CEO, and Executive Vice President
for EFI. He is the point person for communications between EFI and the Executive Office of the Governor, State Legislature, and partnering state agencies including the Department of Economic Opportunity, CareerSource Florida, Florida Department of Transportation and VisitFlorida. Mike will allow EFI to effectively communicate and continue fostering strong partnerships with the Governor’s office, the Legislature and the agencies EFI regularly works with to bring jobs to the state.

Jerry Parrish, Ph.D.Jerry Parrish, Ph.D.
Chief Economist & Director of Research
Florida Chamber Foundation

Dr. Jerry D. Parrish is the Chief Economist and the Director of Research for the Florida Chamber Foundation. In that role, he is responsible for conducting in-depth analyses on the Florida economy and on solutions to help secure Florida’s future. Dr. Parrish previously was the Chief Economist and Director of the Center for Competitive Florida at Florida TaxWatch. Prior to that position, he served as the Associate Director of the Center for Economic Forecasting & Analysis (CEFA) at Florida State University, and has many years of experience in the private sector in management roles at international manufacturing companies.

Guest Speakers and Panelists

Thomas Ablum
Timothy F. Campbell, Esq.

Thomas S. Ablum
Ablum Brown & Company

Eric T. Ammon, CCIM
Broker Associate
Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty

Timothy F. Campbell, Esq.
Attorney
Clark, Campbell, Lancaster & Munson, P.A.

R. Todd Dantzler, CCIM Owner & Broker Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty

Daryl M. Carter
President
Maury L. Carter & Associates, Inc.

Brad Crenshaw, CCIM 
Real Estate Manager
Publix Super Markets, Inc.

R. Todd Dantzler, CCIM 
Broker & Managing
Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty

Brendon Dedekind, CCIM Vice President Prologis
Patrick Fagan

Brendon Dedekind, CCIM
Vice President
Prologis

Bill Eshenbaugh, ALC, CCIM
Founder & President
Eshenbaugh Land Company

G. Patrick Fagan
First Vice President of Commercial Lending
Citizens Bank & Trust

Carlos Fuentes
David Hitchcock, ALC, CCIM Associate Broker Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate
Marc Hoenstine, CEcD Director, Economic Development Duke Energy

Carlos A. Fuentes, CCIM, CIPS, TRC
Commercial Realtor
Suncoast Credit Union

David Hitchcock, ALC, CCIM 
Associate Broker
Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate

Marc Hoenstine, CEcD 
Director, Economic Development
Duke Energy

David J. Houston SVP/Commercial Banking Bank of Central Florida
Kris Keprios, Central Florida Visitors & Convention Bureau

David J. Houston 
SVP/Commercial Banking
Bank of Central Florida

David Hungerford
Director of Research and Sales Associate
Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty

Kris Keprios 
Senior Tourism Sales and Marketing Manager
Central Florida Visitors & Convention Bureau

Jeff Lucas
Ronn Medlock

Jeff Lucas
Central Florida Development

Sean Malott 
President & CEO
Central Florida Development Council of Polk County

Ronn Medlock 
Private Equity Finance

Nicole Mills
Ron Myers Director of Florida Operations Detroit Tigers, Inc.
Roman Petra Esq., CCIM, CRE Attorney Broad and Cassel

Nicole Mills, P.E. 
Intermodal Systems Development Administrator
Florida Department of Transportation, District One

Ron Myers 
Director of Florida Operations
Detroit Tigers, Inc.

Roman Petra Esq., CCIM, CRE 
Attorney
Nelson Mullin Broad and Cassel

Gary M. Ralston, CCIM, SIOR, CRE Broker & Managing Partner Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty
Rahul Razdan

Nick Plott 
Regional Manager for Local Government, Community Relations and Economic Development
TECO Peoples Gas

Gary M. Ralston, CCIM, SIOR, CRE 
Broker & Managing Partner
Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty

Rahul Razdan, Ph.D.
Florida Polytechnic University

Greg Ruthven
Paul Satchfield Program Management Administrator Florida Department of Transportation
Dean P. Saunders ALC, CCIM Founder & Broker Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate

J. Greg Ruthven
President
The Ruthvens

Paul Satchfield 
Program Management Administrator
Florida Department of Transportation / Turnpike Enterprise

Dean P. Saunders ALC, CCIM 
Founder & Broker
Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate

Tim Shedd
Gillian Smith VP of Sales & Marketing LEGOLAND Florida

Tim Shedd, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Programs/ Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Florida Polytechnic University

Gillian Smith 
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

Crystal Stiles 
Director, Economic Development
FPL Energy Services, Inc.

Nicole Travis Community & Economic Development Director City of Lakeland

Nicole Travis 
Director, Community & Economic Development 
City of Lakeland