A tremendous contingent of South Florida leaders will travel with Gov. Ron DeSantis for a Cabinet assembly and trade undertaking next week in Israel, in keeping with a list launched by his workplace Wednesday.
Elected officers within the delegation include Broward County Mayor Mark Bogen, nation Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation, nation Reps. Joseph Geller, D-Aventura, and Chip LaMarca, R-Lighthouse Point, and Bal Harbour Mayor Gabriel Groisman.
More than 90 people are going on the experience, together with powerhouse lobbyists and business, schooling and non secular leaders.
The challenge will be May 25-31. It will consist of trade conferences, tourism exchanges and panel discussions on Florida troubles in Tel Aviv. A Cabinet meeting is scheduled on the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.
The governor’s office has no longer released details on how a whole lot the experience will cost taxpayers.
DeSantis says the venture will offer an opportunity to strengthen ties with Israel.
“Our delegation consists of experts and professionals from a wide variety of coverage and commercial enterprise regions, representing each nook of our kingdom,” he stated in a organized announcement. “During this trip, we will verify Florida because the most seasoned-Israel state inside the kingdom and enhance the bond among Florida and Israel for many years to come back.”
The Cabinet assembly in Jerusalem has come below criticism from open government advocates who say it could violate the state’s Sunshine Law.
The schedule for the May 29 assembly, which changed into published online for the primary time Wednesday, indicates that no respectable motion could be taken in the course of the meeting. But there might be a resolution honoring the “Israeli-Florida courting” and three displays on sufferers of terror, water satisfactory and emergency management. There is not any time said on the agenda for the meeting to begin.
DeSantis’ aides, however, have maintained the meeting will be in compliance with the regulation. Helen Ferre, DeSantis’ spokeswoman, stated the meeting can be stay-streamed online.
The Florida Channel, a Tallahassee-based totally publicly owned community overlaying country authorities conferences, remains operating on methods to broadcast the meeting. But its government director, Beth Switzer, advised the News Service of Florida on Tuesday that not anything has been finalized.
The Florida constitution states, “all conferences of any collegial public frame of the executive department of state government . . . At which professional acts are to be taken or at which public commercial enterprise of such frame is to be transacted or discussed, shall be open and observed to the general public.”
Curiously, a notice is attached at the lowest of the agenda for next week’s Cabinet assembly mentioning “this time table does now not contain the composition of any collegial frame together with the Governor and Cabinet as a board, fee, or in any other case.” The top of the agenda, however, pronounces itself a “assembly of the Governor and Cabinet.”
DeSantis additionally plans to sign a bill cracking down on anti-Semitism in the course of the experience, and Rep. Randy Fine, R-Brevard County, the sponsor of the degree, is one of the elected officials making the experience.
Fine, who is Jewish, was embroiled in controversy in March while he twice referred to as a Jewish constituent a “Judenrat,” a term used to describe Jewish Nazi collaborators, for helping an occasion in Melbourne discussing Israeli-Palestinian state of affairs. Fine additionally wrote on Facebook, “Those who support BDS aren’t Jews.”
Here is the entire listing of those who might be attending the challenge.
Florida Cabinet and elected officers
Gov. Ron DeSantis
Attorney General Ashley Moody
Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis
Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (Jake Bergmann)
Sen. Wilton Simpson (Kathryn Simpson)
Rep. Chris Sprowls
Sen. Lauren Book
Rep. Randy Fine
Rep. Chip LaMarca
Rep. Joseph Geller
Broward County Mayor Mark Bogen
Bal Harbour Mayor Gabriel Groisman
Florida Department and Agency Personnel
Pamela Añez, Senior Executive Assistant, Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Justin Caporale, Director of External Affairs, Executive Office of the Governor
Frank DiBello, President and CEO, Space Florida
Selma Fates, Director, International Strategic Initiatives, Enterprise Florida, Inc.
Helen Ferre, Communications Director, Executive Office of the Governor
Tony Gannon, Vice President, Research and Innovation, Enterprise Florida, Inc.
Fred Glickman, Senior Consultant, Enterprise Florida, Inc.
Richard Martin, General Counsel, Florida Office of the Attorney General
Manny Mencia, Senior Vice President, International Trade and Development, Enterprise Florida, Inc.
Robert Mons, Special Assistant to the Governor, Executive Office of the Governor
Jared Moskowitz, Director, Florida Division of Emergency Management
Christopher Munoz, Manager, International Trade and Development, Enterprise Florida, Inc.
Judith Rebollar, Manager, Administration and Export Compliance, Enterprise Florida, Inc.
Jared Rosenstein, Legislative Affairs Director, Florida Division of Emergency Management
Derek Silver, Deputy Legislative Affairs Director, Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Jamal Sowell, President and CEO, Enterprise Florida, Inc.
Shane Strum, Chief of Staff, Governor Ron DeSantis
Noah Valenstein, Secretary, Department of Environmental Protection
Ryan West, Chief of Staff, CFO Jimmy Patronis
Dana Young, President and CEO, VISIT FLORIDA
Susan Amat, Executive Director, Global Entrepreneurship Network (35)
Alan Becker, Founding Shareholder, Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.
Philip Brown, CEO, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority
Rachel Feinman, Executive Director, Florida-Israel Business Accelerator
Howard Goldstein, Senior Partner, Director of Business and Entrepreneurial Services, Appelrouth Farah and Co.
Marcy Goldstein, President, Marcy E. Goldstein, CPA PA
Margy Grant, CEO, Florida Realtors
Robert Grossman, Chair, Israel Practice, Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
Fred Karlinsky, Shareholder, Co-Chair, Insurance Regulatory & Transactions Practice, Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
Eytan Laor, Chairman, Electoral Strategies
Vicki Rabenou, President and CEO, StartUp Nation Ventures
Marc Reicher, Senior Vice President, Rida Associates, LP.
Aaron Ripin, COO, StartUp Nation Ventures
Ashley Ross, Senior Advisor, Rubin, Turnbull & Associates
Scott Ross, Consultant, Capital City Consulting
Mark Ruben, Executive Director, Palm Beach, Israel Bonds
Eric Sain, President, Florida Realtors
Domingo Sanchez (Thomasa Sanchez), Chairman, Aviation Authority Board, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority
Danielle Scoggins, Vice President of Public Policy, Florida Realtors
John Sholar, Florida Realtors
Eric Silagy, President and CEO, Florida Power & Light Co.
Sri Sridharan, Director, Cyber Florida
Jason Unger, Attorney, Tallahassee Managing Director, GrayRobinson PA
Melanie Weinstein, Interim Executive Director, Miami-Dade/Broward/West & Central Florida, Israel Bonds
Jonathan Weiss, Director of Strategic Innovation, INSIGHTEC, Inc.
Mark Wilson, President, Florida Chamber of Commerce
Charles Adams, Dean, Honors College, University of South Florida
Christina Bonarrigo Villamil, Project Manager, Full Sail University
Heather Duncan, Vice President of Government Affairs, University of North Florida
Brent Edington, Director, Office of Commercialization, Florida State University
Daniel Flynn, Vice President of Research, Florida Atlantic University
Melissa Friedman-Levine, Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University
Enrique Ginzburg, Professor of Surgery, University of Miami
Morgan Holmes, Director of Corporate Partnerships, University of South Florida
Max Hooper, Strategic Advisor – Business & Financial Modeling, University of Central Florida
Mimi Jankovits, Executive Director, Teach Florida
Jeff Jones, Vice Provost, UCF Connect and UCF Global, University of Central Florida
Sandra Kauanui, Director, Institute for Entrepreneurship, Florida Gulf Coast University
John Kelly, President, Florida Atlantic University
Brad Levine, Trustee, Florida Atlantic University
Mag Malek (Samia Abdel-Malek), Chair, Construction Management, College of Engineering, Computing and Construction, University of North Florida
T. Dwayne McCay, President and CEO, Florida Institute of Technology
David Metcalf, Director, Mixed Emerging Technologies Integration Lab, University of Central Florida
Dan Moon, Associate Provost and Professor of Biology, University of North Florida
Jamie Moon, Associate Lecturer, University of North Florida
Larry Robinson (Sharon Robinson), President, Florida A&M University
Lenore Rodicio, Executive Vice President and Provost, Miami Dade College
Mark Rosenberg, President, Florida International University
Jeffrey Senese, President, Saint Leo University
James Sullivan, Executive Director, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Florida Atlantic University
Rabbi Howard Needleman, Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El
Rabbi Schneur Oirechman, Chabad of Tallahassee & FSU
Dvir Weiss, Executive Director, Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El
Matthew Bogdanoff, State Director, Republican Jewish Coalition
Lior Haiat, Consul General, Consulate General of Israel in Miami
Morton Klein, National President, Zionist Organization of America (ZOA)
Lisa McClaskey, Director of Political Affairs, Consulate General of Israel in Miami
Ellyn Bogdanoff, former nation senator
Simon Falic, CEO of Duty Free Americas Inc. And his spouse Jana Falic, co-president of the WOmen’s International Zionist Organization.
Barbara Feingold, member of the Foundation Board of B’nai Torah Congregation
Jeffrey Feingold, countrywide board member of the Republican Jewish Coalition
Marc Goldman, board member of the Republican Jewish Coalition