Florida Residents Featured by Governor Ron DeSantis as Virtual State of State Guests

On March 2, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Florida residents were featured in a video shared during Governor Ron DeSantis’ 2021 State of the State address. The State of the State is an annual address the Governor of Florida delivers to a joint session of Florida’s Legislature outlining the Governor’s vision and priorities for the State of Florida. Peter […]

Governor Ron DeSantis’ State of the State Address

On March 2, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Provided below is the State of the State address as prepared for delivery. The address is embargoed until delivery. Opening Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, members of the House and Senate and fellow citizens: I see, in many parts of our country, a sad state of affairs: schools closed, businesses shuttered and lives […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints John Weatherford to the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority Board of Directors

On March 1, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of John Weatherford to the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority Board of Directors. John Weatherford Weatherford, of Tampa, is a Managing Member at Golden Rule. Previously, he was Vice President at Cadence Bank, Associate Vice President at Sunshine Bank and an Associate at Florida Community Bank. […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Three to the University of West Florida Board of Trustees

On March 1, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Dr. Paul Hsu, Lewis Bear and Robert Jones to the University of West Florida Board of Trustees. Dr. Paul Hsu   Dr. Hsu, of Shalimar, is a managing member of PSH of Okaloosa and the owner and chairman of Cyntech, Inc. and Total Parts […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Craig Mateer to the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority

On March 1, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Craig Mateer to the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. Craig Mateer Mateer, of Orlando, is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CCM Capital Group and the former Chief Executive Officer of Bags, Inc. He is a member of the Florida State University Board of Trustees […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Three to the Enterprise Florida Board of Directors

On March 1, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Sonya Deen Hartley, Scott Ross and Cody Khan to the Enterprise Florida Board of Directors. Sonya Deen Hartley Deen Hartley, of Tallahassee, is Vice President of Government Relations for JM Family Enterprises. Previously, she was a Senior Director with Diageo. Deen Hartley has volunteered […]

Governor Ron DeSantis and House Speaker Chris Sprowls Highlight Proposed Legislation to Combat Foreign Influence and Corporate Espionage

On March 1, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by House Speaker Chris Sprowls and members of the Florida House and Senate to highlight proposed legislation to combat foreign influence and corporate espionage in Florida. “For far too long, the Communist Party of China and other foreign adversaries have been deliberate in their economic infiltration […]

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Florida Professional Sports Teams, Organizations & Athletes Supporting First Lady DeSantis’ New Resiliency Initiative for Students

On February 26, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Florida professional major league sports teams and organizations from across Florida are applauding Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis for launching a new resiliency initiative for Florida schools to emphasize key character development skills including volunteerism, teamwork, and problem solving. FOOTBALL Miami Dolphins  “It’s easy for everyone to get behind an […]

Major Sports Teams, Organizations & Athletes Unite to Support First Lady Casey DeSantis’ Resiliency Initiative to Empower Florida Students

On February 26, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Partnerships Include:  Orlando Magic, Orlando City SC, Orlando Pride, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Lightning, Inter Miami CF, Miami Heat, Miami Dolphins, Miami Marlins, Florida Panthers, NASCAR, LPGA Athletes Endorsing Initiative Include: David Beckham, Peyton Manning, Lou Holtz, Tony Dungy, Urban Meyer, Crystal Thomas, Ali Marpet, Bryant McFadden, Mark Richt, Twan Russell, […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces More Than $4.6 Million in Rural Infrastructure Awards to 12 Communities in Northwest Florida Impacted by Hurricane Michael

On February 26, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. –  Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced more than $4.6 million in awards to communities in Northwest Florida that were impacted by Hurricane Michael through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s (DEO) Rural Infrastructure Fund (RIF). In 2020, the Florida Legislature created a special appropriation for RIF projects in Calhoun, Gadsden, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, […]