Rick Scott, Jeb Bush, George P. Bush in GOP Convention’s Economics Series
Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Jeb Bush will be among panelists and moderators for the economic development series during the Republican National Convention, the Tampa Bay Host Committee announced.
Others set to appear during the sessions include: former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice; former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez; U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Javier Palomarez; St. Augustine Partners President George P. Bush; Infante Zumpano Partner Daniel Diaz Leyva; and Margaret Spellings & Co. President Margaret Spellings.
George P. Bush, who has signed on to serve as deputy finance chairman for the Republican Party of Texas, is the son of Jeb Bush and the nephew of former President George W. Bush.
The series, held in partnership with Bloomberg, Florida Council of 100, the Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Associated Industries of Florida, will also feature senior executives from companies such as AT&T, Citi and The Coca-Cola Co.
“We are excited to use the platform of the Republican National Convention to showcase Florida and the entire Tampa Bay region as a premier location for business,” Ken Jones, Host Committee president and CEO, stated in a release.
“It is a great honor to work with Bloomberg to bring such a phenomenal group of business leaders to the Tampa Bay area for this groundbreaking economic development series.”
The economic development series kicks off the first night of the convention at the University of South Florida’s Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation. Additional forums will take place throughout the week. The series will wrap up on Thursday afternoon with a final forum on education.