Former Judge Simone Marstiller and Gunster Government Affairs Consultant Joanna Bonfanti with a group of student attendees
Lila A. Jaber (Gunster Regional Managing Shareholder and Founder of FWELF) joins Tom Fanning (CEO, President, and Chairman of Southern Company) on stage following his presentation.
Workshop: "Developing Your Leadership Brand" Pictured (left to right): Shannon Pierce (VP, External Affairs, Southern Operations, Southern Company Gas), The Honorable Julie Brown (Chair, Florida Public Service Commission), Pamela Rauch (VP, External Affairs and Economic Development, Florida Powel & Light), and Cari Coats (Executive Director, Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship, Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College)
Tom Fanning, CEO, President, and Chairman of Southern Company
Panel Discussion: "Energy Mix - Shifting and Merging with Advancements in Energy" Moderator: Will Weatherford (Weatherford Partners) Panelists (left to right): Lonnie Noack (Renewables Team Lead, Gulf Power), Matt Valle (VP of Development, Florida Power & Light), Tamara Waldmann (Director, Florida Distributed Generation, Duke Energy), Reese Goad (Deputy City Manager of Citizen Services, City of Tallahassee), and Trudy S. Novak (VP Member Services & External Affairs, Seminole Electric Cooperative).
Scott Balfour, COO of Emera, delivers his keynote address.
Holly Henderson, Regulatory Affairs Manager of Gulf Power, speaks on the "Internalizing Innovation within Your Organization" panel.
Xia Liu, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of Georgia Power, speaks with an audience member.
Mike Tadros of the City of Tallahassee speaks with Gunster attorney Beth Keating.
An audience member engages with the speaker during a 2017 FWELF discussion.
Scott Horton, owner of Delta Concepts, Inc., speaks to an audience member during his "Exploring our Response to Difference: Foundations of Unconscious Bias" discussion.
Joanna Bonfanti of Gunster and Brian Yablonski of Gulf Power listen intently as Scott Horton presents.
2017 FWELF student attendees
pictured (left to right): The Honorable Adam Putnam (Florida's Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services), Richard Hyde (Southern Company Gas Managing Director), and Lila A. Jaber (Gunster Regional Managing Shareholder and FWELF Founder).
Brent Anderson, VP of NorthStar Contracting Group, Inc. and The Honorable Adam Putnam.
pictured (left to right): Greg Black (Gunster Government Affairs Consultant), The Honorable Adam Putnam, Bill Perry (Gunster Managing Shareholder), and William M. B. Fleming, Jr. (President, Palm Beach Atlantic University).
Lila A. Jaber and Xia Liu with "Perspectives of Wall Street" panelists Michael G. Haggarty (Associate Managing Director, Infrastructure Finance Group, Moody's Investors Services), Stephanie Pendleton ((SVP, Bank of America Merrill Lynch), Karen Choi (VP, Capital Group), and Leslie Rich (Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Asset Management).
pictured (left to right): Sarah MacDonald (President, TECO & Emera Caribbean), Britta Gross (Director of Advanced Vehicle Commericialization Policy, GM), and Lisa Johnson (CEO & General Manager, Seminole Electric Cooperative, EPRI Board of Directors)
The Honorable Adam Putnam delivers his keynote address.
pictured (left to right): Carolyn Gosselin (SVP, Development, Florida Chamber of Commerce), Lila A. Jaber, and Cari Coats.
Holly Henderson (Regulatory Affairs Manager, Gulf Power), Kimberly Greene (COO and EVP, Southern Company), and Lila A. Jaber (Gunster Regional Managing Shareholder and Founder of FWELF).
Panel Discussion: "Addressing the Challenges and Seizing the Opportunity in Energy" Panelists (left to right): Lisa D. Johnson (CEO & General Manager, Seminole Electric Cooperative) Nancy Tower (Chief Corporate Development Officer, Emera, Inc.) Xia Liu (EVP, CFO, and Treasurer, Georgia Power) Shannon Pierce (VP, External Affairs, Southern Operations, Southern Company Gas) Cheryl M. Martin (Assistant VP of Regulatory Affairs & Business Planning, Florida Public Utilities Company)
Lila A. Jaber welcomes the 2016 FWELF attendees.
Carolyn Bermudez (VP of Operations, Florida City Gas) participates in the panel discussion on jobs in today's energy market.
photo credit: Florida City Gas
2016 FWELF student attendees
Shannon Pierce and Chris Turner of Southern Company Gas enjoy a conversation during an FWELF dinner.
Lila A. Jaber speaks with colleagues at the 2016 FWELF.
Sarah MacDonald (President, TECO Services Inc.) and Bill Perry (Managing Shareholder, Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A.)
Rebecca Negron and Senate President Honorable Joe Negron take a moment for a photo with Gunster Government Affairs Consultant Joanna Bonfanti and Shareholder J. Larry Williams.
2016 FWELF attendees
Lila A. Jaber, Gayle S. Lanier (Sr. VP Customer Services, Duke Energy), George LeMieux (former US Senator and Gunster Chairman), Kimberly Greene (EVP, Southern Company), and Robin Boren (President, Pivotal Home Solutions).
Lila A. Jaber, The Honorable Colette Honorable (Commissioner, FERC), and Shannon Pierce.