Tom Petway of Jacksonville will lead the transition as Chair and David Griffin, Secretary of the Florida Lottery, will serve as Executive Director.
Mr. Petway and Secretary Griffin will manage this transition process to seek input on policy, coordinate staffing for the Governor's second term and conduct an ongoing review of state government and state agencies.
Tom Petway, a lifelong resident of Jacksonville , has become one of the most successful business and civic leaders in Jacksonville and the state of Florida . He is Chairman of the Board of Zurich Insurance Services, Inc., a national insurance marketing and administrative services company.
Petway is also co-founder of Prudential Network Realty and a partner in the NFL's 30th franchise, the Jacksonville Jaguars.
He was Co-Chairman of the organizing group for Super Bowl XXXIX and is currently Co-Chairman and CEO of the Jacksonville Super Bowl Host Committee, Inc.
is involved in numerous business, civic and political activities.
From 1999 until its elimination in July, 2001, he served his second gubernatorial appointment to the board of Regents of the State University System of Florida, serving as Chairman for two years; he previously served on the board from 1989 until 1995.
He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors, Hospice Foundation for Caring; and is serving is second term as Chairman of the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission.
"The Governor has said that he
wants to continue to ask what's best for our state and I look forward to reaching out to citizens all over Florida to help answer that question to lead us into the Governor's second term", said Petway
Mr. Petway received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Florida State University School of Business in 1962 and has also received FSU's prestigious Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters for his leadership and accomplishments.
is married and has two children and two grandchildren..