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ABOUT US.

 

 

 

Friends of the Florida Maritime Museum is led by a team of ten Board members and two Consultants. Together we bring a multi-generational perspective with diverse experiences that enhance the Friends role in supporting the Museums vision. It's also fun to note many of us are Florida natives or longtime Florida residents.

BOARD MEMBERS.
 

Karen Bell

Karen Bell

President

~ CEO, A.P. Bell Fish Company, Inc.

David Berry

David Berry

Member

~ Vice-president for visitor engagement and chief museum curator at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Elizabeth Shore

Elizabeth Shore

Member

~ President, Bunny & Pirates Bazaar

Byron Shinn

Byron Shinn

Vice President

~ Partner, Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC

Michael Finney

Michael Finney

Member

~ Retired Newspaper Editor

Ed Chiles

Ed Chiles

Treasurer and Secretary

~ CEO, The Chiles Group

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Tim Rocklein

Member

~ Retired US Navy

The Honorable Gilbert Smith Jr.

The Honorable Gilbert Smith Jr.

Member

~ Circuit Court Judge,

12th Judicial Circuit, Florida

CONSULTANTS.

Brown Pelican filler photo for Mac Carraway

Mac Carraway

Financial Consultant

~ President, Carraway Consulting

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Kristin Sweeting

Non-Profit Consultant

~ President, Sweet Consulting

Five Brown Pelicans on the roof of A.P. Bell Fish House Inc in Cortez, Florida
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MEET OUR TEAM

People who want to see Florida maritime culture survive and thrive.