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State of Florida is supporting leftist media. Florida Prepaid College Program is a top advertiser at HuffPost.


The email for this article was deactivated after Florida Prepaid College ended its media buy.

Florida Prepaid College Program
has been the top advertiser at Huffingtonpost.com at least for Florida visitors during the past two weeks.  Why is Florida Governor Rick Scott allowing citizens' dollars to be spent on leftist propaganda?

HuffPost mocks and lies about conservative politics, berates President Trump, calls American military racists, fundraises for CAIR, defends the Muslim Brotherhood and publishes Islamist propaganda.  More information regarding
Huffington Post’s propaganda articles are posted at the bottom of this article

Florida Family Association sent numerous emails to Florida Prepaid College Program officials and board members to express concern regarding its advertising at HuffPost.  There has been no response except Florida Prepaid College Program continues to advertise.

Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send to encourage Florida Prepaid College Program officials including Governor Rick Scott to stop supporting the Huffington Post’s propaganda with citizens' dollars.

The email for this article was deactivated after Florida Prepaid College ended its media buy.

Contact information.


Florida Governor Rick Scott




Ambassador John D. Rood

Chairman John D. Rood                  No email found

Ambassador John D. Rood was appointed to the Florida Prepaid College Board by Governor Rick Scott in 2016 and is the current Chairman of the Board. Mr. Rood is the founder and chairman of The Vestcor Companies. He served as United States Ambassador to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas from 2004 until 2007. Mr. Rood previously served as a member of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Board of Governors of the State University System. He is on the Board of Trustees of Flagler College and previously served as a board member for Episcopal High School and Teach for America. Mr. Rood received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Montana.


Vice Chairman Philip E. Marshall                pmarshall@advantagecap.com

Vice Chairman Philip E. Marshall was appointed to the Florida Prepaid College Board in 2011 as the designee for the Chief Financial Officer of Florida, Jeff Atwater. With more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry, Mr. Marshall serves as a Principal at Advantage Capital Partners where he is responsible for investment activities and portfolio management of the firm’s investments in the Southeast. Prior to this, he was associated with SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, the investment banking arm of SunTrust Banks for more than two decades. Mr. Marshall is active in the Central Florida community and previously served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Bishop Moore Catholic High School in Orlando as well as a member of the Finance Committee. Mr. Marshall earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida in Agricultural Economics and a M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Marshall Crizer

Marshall M. Criser III                      marshall.criser@flbog.edu      Chancellor@flbog.edu

Marshall M. Criser III was named Chancellor of the State University System of Florida in January 2014. Fully dedicating himself to his passion of higher education advocacy, Mr. Criser is serving his fifth year as the Florida House Speaker’s appointee to the Higher Education Coordinating Council. Mr. Criser was appointed to the Florida Prepaid College Board in 2014. Mr. Criser represented the business community by serving as the former president of AT&T Florida. His community service includes terms as vice chair of the University of Florida’s Board of Trustees, chair of the Florida Chamber of Commerce and chair of Florida TaxWatch. A Florida native, Mr. Criser graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in business administration and completed an Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD of Fountainebleau, France.

Radford Lovett

Radford Lovett                      rad@lovettmiller.com

Mr. Lovett is managing director and co-founding partner of Lovett Miller & Co., a Florida-based venture capital and private equity firm that invests in privately held companies primarily in the Southeastern United States. Mr. Lovett has also served as founder, chairman and chief executive officer of two successful growth companies, TowerCom Development, LP, and TowerCom Limited. In addition, Mr. Lovett formerly served as a member of the board of trustees for the University of North Florida and also served as president of the foundation board and co-chairman of the University of North Florida’s Capital Campaign. He is also a former chairman of the Youth Crisis Center and the Jacksonville Jaguars Honor Rows program. Mr. Lovett graduated from Harvard College and lives in Atlantic Beach, Florida.

Madeline Pumariega

Madeline M. Pumariega           Madeline.Pumariega@fldoe.org

Madeline M. Pumariega started as Chancellor of the Florida College System in September 2015. Prior to becoming Chancellor, Ms. Pumariega served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Take Stock in Children, a statewide nonprofit organization that aims to help at-risk youth break the cycle of poverty by completing college. Previously, Ms. Pumariega served as President of the Wolfson Campus at Miami Dade College. She was with Miami Dade College for more than a decade, serving in a number of leadership roles. Ms. Pumariega also serves on the board of City Year Miami and was a national Kellogg Fellow for the League for Innovation’s Expanding Leadership Diversity in Community Colleges program. Ms. Pumariega is a doctoral candidate at Barry University and earned her Master of Education from Florida Atlantic University and her Bachelor of Arts from St. Thomas University.

Jim Rasmussen

Jim W. Rasmussen

James W. Rasmussen was appointed to the Florida Prepaid College Board in December 2015 by Governor Rick Scott. Mr. Rasmussen is the former Chairman, President and CEO of SunTrust Bank, South Florida. Mr. Rasmussen’s career with SunTrust spanned 37 years. Mr. Rasmussen has been active in community and civic affairs, maintaining leadership positions throughout his career. He currently serves as a Director on the Advisory Board of SunTrust Bank, North Florida and mentors students at the Florida State University College of Business. Mr. Rasmussen graduated from Bradley University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and earned his graduate degree from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. Mr. Rasmussen is a graduate of Leadership Florida, Class XIII.

Adria Starkey

Adria D. Starkey                       astarkey@finemarkbank.com

Adria D. Starkey was appointed to the Florida Prepaid College Board by Governor Rick Scott in December 2015. Ms. Starkey serves as the Collier County President for FineMark National Bank & Trust. Ms. Starkey has three decades of experience in financial services. Prior to joining FineMark, Ms. Starkey was Chief Operating Officer of The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and President of The Naples Trust Company. She is currently on the Foundation Board for Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida, the Board of Directors for Gulfshore Playhouse and the Friends of Baker Park Board of Directors. She is currently a trustee of the Naples Children and Education Foundation. Ms. Starkey holds a degree in finance from the University of Florida and has done postgraduate work at Florida International University, University of Miami and the University of North Carolina.

Kevin Thompson

Kevin Thompson                   kevin.thompson@myfloridaprepaid.com
Executive Director

Kevin Thompson was named the executive director of the Florida Prepaid College Board in April of 2012. He joined the Board in November 2011 as Director of the 529 Savings Plan. With more than 18 years of experience in financial and administrative management, Thompson has served in key roles with several state agencies, most recently serving as Director of Agency Support Services for the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation (AWI) for the past nine years. Prior to this, he held financial and administrative positions with the Florida Department of Management Services and the Florida Department of Banking and Finance. Mr. Thompson's private sector experience includes stints with Ernst & Young and Law Redd and Crona. Mr. Thompson is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor's and Master's degrees in accounting from Florida State University.

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