SOURCE: Phillips Equity and Trust

September 06, 2011 11:40 ET

Tampa Businessman Named to Space Florida Board of Directors

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - Sep 6, 2011) - Tampa businessman Don Phillips, Managing Director of Phillips Equity and Trust, has been named to the Space Florida Board of Directors.

The new Space Florida Board of Directors held their first meeting of the 2011-2012 fiscal year at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza hotel. Space Florida is governed by a 12 member independent board of directors which consists of the members appointed to the board of directors of Enterprise Florida, Inc. Six members of this board are appointed by Governor Rick Scott, three by Senate President Mike Haridopolos, and three by House Speaker Dean Cannon.

Space Florida's board members are:

  • Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll, Co-Chair
  • Jay Beyrouti, President, Monicarla, Ltd.
  • Ron Campbell, Director, The Seminole Companies
  • Vivian de las Cuevas-Diaz, Partner, Broad and Cassel
  • Debra Duvall, Partner, Water Pointe Realty Group
  • John Falconetti, President, Drummond Press
  • Danny Gaekwad, CEO, NDS USA Information Technology & MGM
  • Adam Hollingsworth, CEO, Parallel Infrastructure, LLC
  • Chris Kise, Partner, Foley Larner
  • Fred Leonhardt, Senior Partner, Gray Robinson PA
  • Don Phillips, Managing Director, Phillips Development and Realty
  • Hal Valeche, President, York Street Capital Advisors
  • Phil Waller, Vice President, MWH Americas, Inc.

About Don Phillips:
Donald Phillips is one of the most recognized contributors to the real estate industry in the Southern United States. He is also an active Board Member of the Tampa Hillsborough County Expressway Authority and Enterprise Florida.

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About Space Florida: Space Florida was created to strengthen Florida's position as the global leader in aerospace research, investment, exploration and commerce. As Florida's aerospace development organization, we are committed to attracting and expanding the next generation of space industry businesses. With its highly trained workforce, proven infrastructure and unparalleled record of achievement, Florida is the ideal location for aerospace businesses to thrive -- and Space Florida is the perfect partner to help them succeed.

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