Atwater names transition team, includes former senate Dem leader Lawsonby Dara Kam | November 17th, 2010
Jeff Atwater named Thomas F. Petway III as chairman of his transition team as the former senate president readies for his new job as chief financial officer.
Petway, a Jacksonville businessman and major GOP contributor, served on the Florida Board of Governors and is an owner of the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars team.
Tucked into a host of Republican big-wigs he tapped for his transition team, Atwater spread a little bipartisan love with his former colleague Al Lawson.
Lawson, a Tallahassee Democrat who owns an insurance agency, served as the Senate Democrats’ head honcho while Atwater was president.
See the complete list of Atwater’s transition team after the jump.
Chairman: Thomas F. Petway III
Susan Story, President and CEO of Gulf Power Company.
Rick Baker, Director of Innovation Partnerships, University of South Florida and former St. Petersburg mayor.
Nancy Blosser, Chairwoman, Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees.
Marshall Criser, President of Florida Operations, AT&T.
Anthony Connelly, Senior Vice President and CFO of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.
U.S. Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart, R-Miami.
Jon Ferrando, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, AutoNation.
Former state Rep. J. Dudley Goodlette.
Former state Sen. Al Lawson, D-Tallahassee.
Claudia Puig, Senior Vice President, Univision Radio.