The Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce announced that Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis will be the keynote speaker for their 2019 Legislative Luncheon. Patronis will describe the major initiatives that his office is pursuing and provide an overview of the business issues that will be debated in Tallahassee this year.
Jimmy Patronis was just elected to a full four-year term as Florida’s Chief Financial Officer. He was initially appointed to the post by former Governor Rick Scott in June 2017. Patronis served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2006 to 2014, representing his hometown region in the Florida Panhandle. He was appointed to serve on Florida’s Public Service Commission, as well as the Constitution Revision Commission, which meets once every twenty years to propose changes to the state constitution.
Patronis is a native Floridian born and raised in Panama City. He earned his associate degree in restaurant management from Gulf Coast Community College and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Florida State University. He is a partner in a family-owned seafood restaurant called Captain Anderson’s that celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017.
Patronis is recognized for outstanding leadership in his hometown of Panama City and throughout Florida. Committed to active civic engagement and business development, he has chaired the Greater Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Council, served on the board of the Bay County Economic Development Alliance, the Salvation Army Advisory Board, the Bay County Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, and as national president for the Florida Vocational Industrial Clubs of America.
He and wife Katie are proud parents to two sons, Jimmy Theo III and John Michael.
What: The Greater Pensacola Chamber 2019 Legislative Luncheon
When: Tuesday, January 15th at 11:30 AM
Where: Pensacola Yacht Club