Mary Barley currently serves on the board of The Everglades Foundation, having served as Vice Chairperson from 2003-2012, and Chairperson from 1995 to 2002, and is Chair of The Everglades Trust (1995-present). Mary also serves on the boards of National Parks Conservation Association (2011-present), NPCA Vice Chair (2018-2020), World Wildlife Fund Marine Leadership Committee (1996-present) and the WWF National Council (2007-present), Zoo Miami (2018-present), Atlantic Salmon Federation (U.S.) (2004-2016), Clean Water Action (2014-2016) and Wild Oceans (1998-present), Sierra Foundation (2004-2007), Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation (2014-2018). Read more.
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. He was a prime sponsor of The Wetlands Protection Act, Water Quality Assurance Act, and the Growth Management Act. He received environmental awards from Audubon, the Sierra Club, and the Nature Conservancy. He also served on Florida’s 1998 Constitution Revision Commission and was selected its most valuable member. Read more.
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.
Kirk understands that government works in both predictable and unexpected ways. He knows how to craft and execute a strategy for a big policy win and he understands that, sometimes, quiet, incremental changes can produce equally important outcomes. Read more.
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. Read more.
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. Read more.
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. Mr. 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. Read more.
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. Read more.