Carlos Garcia Elected as Program Chair of Leadership Florida

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Miami, Fla – Carlos Garcia, Partner of Hancock Askew & Co., LLP, was installed by Leadership Florida as its Program Chair for the 2016-2017 year, which places him on the organization’s Board of Directors. Garcia is a graduate of Leadership Florida’s Class XXIX and served this past year as the Southeast Florida Regional Chair.

Since 1982, Leadership Florida, a respected non-partisan convener, has taken the lead in Florida for training and developing leaders with a statewide, rather than parochial, view of our state’s resources and needs. The organization produces educational programming for a wide spectrum of Florida’s leaders, including chief executive officers new to the state, seasoned business and non-profit executives, elected officials, young professionals, leaders in Florida K-12 education, and top college and university students. Its members are diverse in opinion, age, gender, geography, skills, interests, experience, ethnicity, occupation, and political affiliation, but unified in their respect for one another, and in their commitment to building a better state for all our citizens.

Leadership Florida, in partnership with the Florida Press Association, has produced 10 statewide televised political debates since 2006 and this year will be producing a debate in the Florida race for United States Senate on October 26, 2016, at Broward College in Davie, Florida.

“I’m honored to be elected as the program chair for Leadership Florida’s 35th class as we seek to unify our state leaders and educate them on Florida’s most pressing issues,” said Garcia. “I have already begun crafting my vision for this class of 55 state leaders, in nearly every major industry and field, as we tour the state together and learn from other leaders.”

A graduate of the University of Miami, Garcia has served in other leadership roles. Garcia resides in Coral Gables.

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For thirty-five years, Leadership Florida has developed a reputation as a builder of a stronger, diverse statewide sense of community. A respected non-partisan convener of committed individuals, Leadership Florida enhances the knowledge and leadership abilities of Florida’s leaders through educational programs and by encouraging collaborative work for the betterment of our state. Leadership Florida provides Floridians essential information and a meaningful forum for their opinions and creates opportunities for shared experiences that are inviting, inspiring and of lasting value. Leadership Florida is a federally registered trademark.