Jamal Sowell and Dana Young Will Lead with Distinction
As Governor-elect Ron DeSantis prepares to take the oath of office to become the 46th Governor of Florida, the Florida Chamber of Commerce congratulates his newly selected leaders of Enterprise Florida, Inc., and VISIT FLORIDA.
Enterprise Florida Inc. (EFI)
Today, the Enterprise Florida Board of Directors officially named Jamal Sowell as President and CEO. Sowell was recommended by Governor-elect Ron DeSantis and was unanimously confirmed by the EFI Board.
“Governor-elect DeSantis made a smart choice picking Jamal for this important role,” said Mark Wilson, President and CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce. “Jamal is an energetic presence in Florida trade, a proven leader in our business community, and a proud veteran of our armed forces. We are thrilled to work with him as he continues the important work of Enterprise Florida.”
Sowell previously served as Chief of Staff at Port Tampa Bay. Sowell is a sixth generation Floridian who served in the United States Marine Corps in Afghanistan.
The Florida Chamber of Commerce welcomes Sowell to Tallahassee.
Former state Senator Dana Young, Governor-elect DeSantis’ choice to lead Florida’s tourism program, was approved by the VISIT FLORIDA Board of Directors to serve as its new President and CEO.
Young is a previous recipient of the Florida Chamber’s Distinguished Advocate Award, which recognizes legislators who have championed key legislation to move Florida forward.
Young is the right person to lead the agency’s sunset review, which is set to expire October 1, 2019.
“I commend Governor-elect Ron DeSantis and the Board of VISIT FLORIDA for selecting Dana Young as the new President and CEO of VISIT FLORIDA,” said Mark Wilson, President and CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce. “With Dana’s previous leadership in the Legislature and her extensive knowledge of Florida’s assets, she is well poised to lead VISIT FLORIDA as Florida continues to welcome a record number of visitors, who contribute more than $12 billion in state and local taxes.”
Established in 1916 as Florida’s first statewide business advocacy organization, the Florida Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business and the state’s largest federation of employers, chambers of commerce and associations aggressively representing small and large businesses from every industry and every region. The Florida Chamber works within all branches of government to affect those changes set forth in the annual Florida Business Agenda, and which are seen as critical to secure Florida’s future. The Florida Chamber works closely with its Florida Political Operations and the Florida Chamber Foundation. Visit FloridaChamber.com for more information.