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FCT Governing Board Members

Florida Communities Trust Governing Board Members

Shawn Hamilton
Hamilton, Deputy Secretary for Land and Recreation, joined the Department of Environmental Protection in 2007 and served as Northwest District Director since 2011. He was responsible for environmental permitting, compliance, emergency response and environmental education for DEP’s regulatory programs within the 16 counties of the Florida Panhandle. 

Serving as chair for FCT, Shawn is a graduate of Troy State University and, before joining DEP, was Director of Business Operations for CTS - America in Pensacola, and he served as an Advanced Systems Engineer for EDS in Montgomery, Alabama. Shawn is a U.S. Air Force combat veteran.

Gregory Jones
Jones, of Tampa, is the Tampa Division Manager for ICI Homes. Previously, he was a Senior Project Manager for WCI Communities. Jones has volunteered his time on the Escambia County Tourism Development Council and West End Advisory Board.  Gregory serves on the FCT Board as representative of the development industry.
Deborah Denys 
Denys, of New Smyrna Beach, is a former member of the Volusia County Council. Previously, she served as Chair of the Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia Counties and as a Volusia County School Board member. Denys has volunteered her time with the Indian River Lagoon Council, River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization and the Central Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Phoenix.  Deborah serves on the FCT Board as the former elected official of a county government. 
Frank Mingo
Mingo, of Miami Lakes, is a real estate broker at All Out Realty. Previously, he was an executive with the Oliva Cigar Company and Vice Mayor of the Town of Miami Lakes where he served on the Economic Development Committee. Frank serves as the former elected official of a metropolitan municipal government on the FCT Board.
Joseph Durso
Durso, of Longwood, is Vice President of Public Affairs for Embrace Families. He is a former Commissioner for the City of Longwood. Durso has also served as a member of Leadership Florida and on the Orlando Economic Partnership’s Central Florida Water Initiative. He earned bachelor’s degrees in social science and political science from Florida State University, a master of professional studies from George Washington University and a master of public administration from Harvard University.  Joseph serves as the representative of a nonprofit organization on the FCT Board.
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May 27, 2021 - 8:33am

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