Mary Barley

MARY BARLEY 

Chair

Mary Barley currently serves as Chair of The Everglades Trust (1995-present), Mary also serves on the boards of The Everglades Foundation (1995-present), National Parks Conservation Association (2011-present), World Wildlife Fund Marine Leadership Committee (1996-present) and the WWF National Council (2007-present), Atlantic Salmon Federation (U.S.) (2004-present), Clean Water Action (2014-present) and Wild Oceans (1998-present). Read more here.

 

Jon L. Mills

JON L. MILLS

Jon Mills is Dean Emeritus and Professor of the University of Florida College of Law and former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives. He is counsel to the law firm Boies, Schiller and Flexner. In public service, Jon served ten years in the Florida House of Representatives and was Chair of the Natural Resources Committee. Read more here.

Kirk Fordham

KIRK FORDHAM

Drawing on his three decades of experience on Capitol Hill, in philanthropy and the private sector, Kirk works to shape public policy in a way that expands individual freedom, protects our spectacular natural treasures and creates a more just and humane society. He is passionate about creating innovative ways to provide impoverished kids with the hope, self-confidence, and education to succeed. He is passionate about creating change. Read more here.

CHRISTOPHER C. DEWEY 

Mr. Dewey currently serves as a Managing Director of Ceros Financial Services, Inc., the Placement Agent in this Offering.  He was a Founder and President of The Cannon Group Inc, a/k/a Cannon Films, the first independent film company to finance, produce and distribute motion pictures worldwide. Cannon became a public company in 1972 and was thereafter sold.  He was a Partner and Institutional Sales Manager of high yield corporate bonds at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., from 1980 to 1990.  In 1990 he joined Scully Brothers & Foss/The Marion Group, L.P. as Managing Partner where he remained until 1994.  Mr. Dewey was Executive Vice President and Head of high yield sales at Jefferies & Company, Inc. from 1994 until 2007. He held the position of Vice Chairman of the Board at National Securities Corporation from 2007 until 2011. Mr. Dewey was a founding board member of both Mako Surgical and Auris Surgical Corp., as well as a foundational investor of many successful start-ups, including Magic Leap.   Mr. Dewey has served as a Managing Director of Ceros Financial Services, Inc. since June 2019.  Mr. Dewey holds an MBA from The Wharton Graduate School.

WILL OSBORNE

Will is the retired President of ACP Securities LLP, a full-service securities and asset management firm headquartered in Miami.  He began his career with Morgan Stanley, where he was Managing Director involved with mergers and acquisitions, and ran the Equity Capital Markets Department in NY and London.  He subsequently founded and led McKinley Capital Partners, a hedge fund and private equity manager in NYC.He is active in multiple philanthropic activities, and serves as Vice Chairman of the New World Symphony, an orchestral academy founded by Michael Tilson Thomas to train accomplished young musicians in preparation for professional careers in classical music.  He is a trustee of the Yale University Art Gallery, the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. LA, and the Everglades Trust.  He and his wife Karen are avid art collectors. He received his BA in American Studies at Yale University, and his MBA at the Darden School at the University of Virginia, where he was a Raven Scholar.  He resides in Miami, Florida.

MARSHALL FIELD V

Mr. Field is the immediate past chairman of The Everglades Foundation Board of Directors. He is the fifth generation of a Chicago family whose activities have included merchandising, real estate, publishing, communications, and civic affairs. He is Chairman of the Board of The Field Corporation and President of The Old Mountain Company, Inc. He is a graduate of Harvard College and has served as publisher of the Chicago Sun Times and the Chicago Daily news. Field was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Art Institute from 1965 to 2012 and a member of the Board of Trustees of Rush University Medical Center since 1970. In 2010, Mr. and Mrs. Field converted the Jamee and Marshall Field Foundation, which focuses on environmental and conservation issues, the arts and culture, education, and health care, to a donor advised endowment fund. Mr. Field is a member of the Board of Directors of the Field Foundation of Illinois, World Wildlife Fund, and the Atlantic Salmon Federation.

BOB PARKS

Robert Parks is partner in the Miami, Florida, law firm of Robert L. Parks, P.L. Mr. Parks is one of the nation’s premier trial lawyers specializing in personal injury and commercial litigation, focusing in the areas of wrongful death, products liability, aviation law, and class-action litigation. Mr. Parks is involved with numerous civic organizations and has served as Chairman of the Miami River Commission and as Chairman of the Environmental Regulation Commission for the State of Florida. He served as Chairman of the Miami River Coordinating Committee and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Nature Conservancy and 1000 Friends of Florida. Mr. Parks was presented with the 1000 Friends of Florida award for Outstanding Leadership on Legal Advocacy 1987–2000, and received The Marine Council’s Person of the Year award and an environmental service award from Florida Defenders of the Environment in 1984. He was named Environmentalist of the Year in 1986-1987 by the Florida Audubon Society. Parks received the 2015 Legal Legends Award from History Miami’s 11th Judicial Circuit Historical Society. The award recognizes members of the legal community who have made significant contributions to the law, legal system, or the administration of justice in the 11th Judicial Circuit for at least 25 years or more


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