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Photo of Robert W. Bailey Robert W. Bailey Vice Chair, Advisory Board
  • The Bailey Strategy Group, LLC
  • Forty- year career in Global water consulting; served as President of CH2M’s Water Business with world-wide responsibility for project development and a portfolio with over $1B in annual revenue.
  • Distinguished Civil Engineering Alumni – University of Illinois
  • Serves on the Advisory Board for UF Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and the Environment (ESSIE)
  • Past member of the Global Water Agenda Council for the World Economic Forum
  • Leadership Florida Alumni
  • Served on Governor Desantis’ transition team for Water, the Environment and Agriculture
  • Executive advisor to a Global Private Equity Group focused on Emerging Water Technology
Photo of Heather W. Barron Heather W. Barron Medical & Research Director, Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW)

Dr. Barron is a licensed wildlife and sea turtle rehabilitator with over 25 years of experience in researching, practicing, and teaching wildlife medicine. She received residency training in wildlife/special species medicine and was later tenured faculty at UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She obtained international experience as Professor and Department Head of Clinical Medicine at St.…

Photo of Brian Beach Brian Beach Founder and President, Beachside Strategy LLC

Brian Beach is the president of Beachside Strategy, working with organizations to develop the vision and models for innovation and transformation. Brian was most recently senior vice president, customer experience and Sysco Labs at Sysco Corporation, a $75+ billion, global company. He was part of the executive leadership team, responsible for innovation strategy, digital transformation, CX, enterprise analytics, business development, customer segment strategy, and corporate ventures.…

Photo of Tracy Fanara Tracy Fanara Research Scientist and Program Manager, NOAA

Dr. Tracy Fanara is a Coastal Modeling Portfolio Manager for the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the creator of “Inspector Planet.” She previously guest-hosted the Discovery Channel show “Myth-Busters” and served as the Environmental Health Programs Manager for Mote Marine Laboratory. Fanara received her BS, ME, and PhD in Environmental Engineering Sciences at the University of Florida. 

Photo of Elizabeth Gadsby Elizabeth Gadsby Innovation Executive Consultant, eGad Innovation
  • B.S. Microbiology, UF, 1992
  • Ph.D. Biochemistry, Georgia Tech, 2004, “Atomic Force Microscopy of DNA-Drug Interactions”
  • Master’s in Theological Studies, 2018
  • Head of Program Management and Medical Device Operations, Bloomer Tech women’s heart health start-up
  • Founder and Innovation Executive Consultant, eGad Innovation in artifical intelligence, clinical studies, ethics, business sustainability, and material assessments
  • Over 20 years progressive leadership in technology development, commercialization, logistics, marketing, and quality with over 30 patents at Kimberly-Clark Corporation and entrepreneurial ventures
  • UF Foundation National Board
  • UFF Talent Management Advisory Committee
  • Georgia Tech College of Sciences, Advisory Board
  • Desire Street Ministries, Advisory Board
Photo of Drew Jeter Drew Jeter Global Program Management Chief Executive, AECOM

Mr. Jeter has more than 36 years of experience leading the development and delivery of technically complex, multi-billion-dollar facilities and infrastructure. He joined AECOM as Global Program Management Chief Executive after holding global program management leadership roles at Hill International, Jacobs and CH2M where he oversaw the delivery of more than $300 billion of capital infrastructure programs.…

Photo of Jen Lomberk, Esq. Jen Lomberk, Esq. Executive Director, Matanzas Riverkeeper

Jen Lomberk is the Executive Director of Matanzas Riverkeeper and Chair of Waterkeepers Florida.  Lomberk holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Florida as well as a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law with a certificate in Environmental & Land Use Law and Policy.…

Photo of Scott Pressly Scott Pressly Chair, Advisory Board
Photo of Bruce J. Rogow Bruce J. Rogow IT Odyssey & Advisory
  • BCE in Environmental Engineering, UF 
  • ICEX Principal since 2004
  • Founding Member of the Prometheus Endeavor
  • Former Vice President, Global Head of Research for Gartner; Gartner Executive Fellow for 26 years
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Photo of Paul H. Silverglate Paul H. Silverglate US Technology Sector Leader, Deloitte LLP
  • Vice Chair – US Technology Sector Leader, Deloitte LLP
  • National Industry Leader –  Tech, Media and Telecom; Risk and Financial Advisory
  • Global Crown Jewel Lead Client Services Partner
  • Developer and Co-Dean, Art of Engagement Leadership Development Program
  • Over 32 years of professional experience serving companies headquartered in Silicon Valley and around the world and specializes in leadership development, change management, and large-scale business transformation
Photo of Kevin Taylor Kevin Taylor Director and Senior Wealth Advisor, Mariner Wealth Advisors

Kevin provides individuals and business owners with wealth management solutions, including investments, risk management, estate and tax planning, insurance planning as well as qualified and nonqualified retirement and benefit plans. He relies on the deep knowledge he has gained from business, legal and tax education to offer wealth advice to help clients reach their goals.…