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Florida Chamber appoints Michael Minton as Palm Beach/Treasure Coast chair

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On Wednesday, the Florida Chamber announced the appointment of Michael Minton to a one-year term as the Florida Chamber’s Palm Beach/Treasure Coast Regional Board chair.

Minton is a shareholder and chair of the Agribusiness Industry Team of Dean, Mead, Minton & Zwemer. Minton, who returned to his hometown of Fort Pierce in 1987 to practice law, has been a fixture in the Treasure Coast since.

“Serving as the Florida Chamber’s Palm Beach/Treasure Coast Regional Board chair is an exciting opportunity,” said Minton in a statement. “I am eager to unite fellow Palm Beach/Treasure Coast business leaders behind the Florida Chamber’s pro-business initiatives.”

Minton has over three decades of experience in Florida agri-business. From 1997 to 2001, Minton was vice cair of the Governing Board of South Florida Water Management District. Since then, he has been involved in water-related issues in the Treasure Coast and beyond.

“Michael Minton is a highly experienced business leader that fully understands what it takes to lead Florida to a new and sustainable economy,” said Mark Wilson, president and CEO of the Florida Chamber, in the email. “In his role as a Florida Chamber Regional Board chair, Michael will champion the Florida Chamber’s mission to secure Florida’s future.”

There are, all told, 12 regional board chairs. The common thread: a lot of establishment business experience, and familiarity with the legislative side.

A.G. Gancarski has written a weekly column for Jacksonville’s Folio Weekly since 2003. His writings on politics, culture, and sport have appeared in the Washington Times, the Daily Caller, and the American Conservative. His radio and TV appearances include frequent contributions to WJCT-FM (Jacksonville’s Public Radio station); additionally, he has been a guest on Huff Post Live and the Savage Nation radio show. Gancarski can be reached at

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