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Dear Party Leaders,

I am very pleased to announce that, effective immediately, Glenn Hutchins has agreed to serve as Senior Policy Advisor and Strategic Advisor/Special Counsel, to the Florida Democratic Party.

In his volunteer role, Glenn will assist me in policy and strategic initiatives as well as support my efforts to secure the resources necessary to build a sustainable, grassroots, year-round, statewide infrastructure. Glenn is an entrepreneur, a business and civic leader, and a philanthropist with more than 40 years of experience in numerous private and public endeavors. His experience and insight will be an invaluable asset to the party as we work to build a long term sustainable organization here in Florida and elect Democrats up and down the ballot. Please join me in welcoming Glenn to the FDP family.

Manny Diaz
Florida Democratic Party

Glenn Hutchins

Glenn Hutchins is Chairman of North Island and North Island Ventures and a co-founder of Silver Lake. He is a director of AT&T, Virtu Financial and Digital Currency Group; Co-Chair of the Brookings Institution and CARE USA; Vice Chair of the Obama Foundation; on the Executive Committee of the Boston Celtics Basketball Team; a member of the Advisory Council of the Hamilton Project–an economic policy initiative at the Brookings Institutions; and a board member of the New York Presbyterian Hospital.

He was a Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 2011- 2020. Mr. Hutchins also served President Clinton in both the transition and the White House as a special advisor on economic and health-care policy. 

He was previously chairman of the board of SunGard Data Systems, Inc. and Instinet, Inc. and a long-time director of Nasdaq, Inc. He was also a director of the Harvard Management Company for a decade and co-chairman of Harvard University’s capital campaign.

Mr. Hutchins and his wife, Debbie, founded the Hutchins Family Foundation which, among other projects, is supporting the construction of the Obama Presidential Center and has created the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University; the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at The Brookings Institution; and the Chronic Fatigue Initiative, which conducted basic research into the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome.

Mr. Hutchins has published essays on economic and public policy in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, Fortune and Foreign Affairs. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Mr. Hutchins holds an A.B. from Harvard College, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

~~Kari Lerner, Lee County DEC State Committeewoman