Personnel note: Dan Krassner launches nonpartisan research institute Integrity Florida

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Dan Krassner moved back to Tallahassee recently from St. Petersburg to run a startup nonpartisan research institute called Integrity Florida whose mission is to promote integrity in government and expose public corruption.  Their upcoming research reports will focus on state and local government ethics reform, campaign finance, government transparency and related issues.

Dan is no stranger to Tallahassee having served in several senior management positions there, including Chief Strategy and Communications Officer for the Florida Chamber of Commerce and Vice President of Communications at Florida TaxWatch.

The following is the diverse group of individuals joining Dan on the Board of Directors for Integrity Florida:

Michael J. Dema, Esq., St. Petersburg attorney
Martin A. Dyckman, retired Associate Editor of the St. Petersburg Times
Rosemary Goudreau, CEO and Editor of Florida Voices and Former Editorial Page Editor of the Tampa Tribune
Mike Hill, President of the Northwest Florida Tea Party

Pegeen Hanrahan, Former Mayor of Gainesville
Martin H. Rogol, Esq., Leader of the 2010 Palm Beach County ethics reform initiative
Ben Wilcox, Former head of Common Cause of Florida and consultant to the League of Women Voters of Florida

Integrity Florida plans to release its first research report in April on its website www.IntegrityFlorida.org.  Track their progress via Twitter @IntegrityFL and @dankrassner.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.