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Eric Thorn - Alliance President
Eric’s ability to get the job done has brought him to top posts within the Florida legislature and in the state’s legal and lobbying community. Eric is the founder of Thorn Consulting Group focusing on the successfully implementing clients’ governmental relation and business development objectives. He also served as the General Counsel of the Florida House of Representatives and subsequently opened Shutts & Bowen law firm’s Tallahassee Office where he built the firm’s successful Tallahassee lobbying practice and practiced for nearly a decade prior to opening his own firm.

Roy McBean - Chairman Emeritus
Roy is a founding member of the Alliance. He has been a dedicated volunteer and community leader for over 20 years. Roy is a past President of many non-profit groups, including the Sarasota United Way, Boys and Girls Clubs of Sarasota County, Sarasota 211 and the Sarasota County United Way Foundation. He is a trustee of Doctors Hospital, and a former trustee of Ringling College and the Sarasota Police Pension Fund.

Glenn D. Permuy - Senior Executive Special Initiatives
The Boys and Girls Clubs have been a part of Glenn’s life since he was 5 years old. He took advantage of the opportunities the club offered during his youth, such as part time work, scholarships and mentoring programs. Glenn served as President and COO of the Boyas and Girls Clubs of Tampa for 21 years. He has been recognized regionally and nationally with awards for his leadership and professional excellence, including the prestigious Jeremiah Milbank Service Award and the Thomas G. Garth Character and Courage Award. His responsibilities at BGCA have allowed him to work closely with State Alliances for over 10 years.

Jeremy M. Miller - Director of Government Relations for BGCA
Jeremy is charged with implementing and presenting BGCA’s legislative affairs program to State Legislators, their staff, as well as working with the clubs over a six state region that includes Florida. Prior to joining BGCA in 2007, he served on the staff of an Iowa Congressman and the Governor of Maryland.

Jim Gumpert - Senior Director of Planned Giving for BGCA
In January of 2005, Jim joined the BGCA staff. He came with over 30 years of experience in resource development. He is a recognized national speaker on planned giving and has served on the board of the National Committee on Planned Giving. Jim is a frequent speaker at Boys and Girls Clubs leadership conferences and area council meetings.

Peter Fleischmann - Senior Special Projects and Training Director for BGCA
Peter develops, coordinates and facilitates learning opportunities for executive and management level staff throughout the country. He is responsible for coordinating and tracking training activities in the U.S. and abroad. His involvement with the Boys and Girls Clubs began as a member in Sarasota County when he was 11 years old. As an adult, he served as Board President for that organization.

Daniel Lyons - Executive Director for the Florida Alliance
Danny joined the Red Shield Boys Club in 1951, and has been a part of the movement ever since. He joined the Alliance in 2006, after 11 years as the Executive Director for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Martin County. He led that organization from start up to five locations. Danny had over 34 years of experience serving clubs at the Executive level prior to his move to the Alliance. He was also involved in the planning process to create the Alliance in Florida.


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